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Emmy Award-winning Lynette Romero brings extensive news experience to her role as a reporter and anchor to the KTLA 5 Morning News.

Lynette came to KTLA in January 1999 as a general assignment reporter and in her first year at the station, received the prestigious Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for producing and reporting the KTLA News series “Public Schools: Working the System.” From August 2000 to October 2004, Lynette was co-anchor for “KTLA Prime News,” where she — along with her news colleagues — received a second Golden Mike for best 60-minute evening newscast. She is a recipient of a local Emmy Award for best feature news reporting. In 2006, Lynette received a local Emmy and Golden Mike Award for her work as a reporter/anchor for the show “Access L.A. – The Latino Experience” and a local Emmy as reporter/producer for the five-part series “From Farm to Fork.”

Prior to joining KTLA, Lynette anchored and reported for 10 years at KUSA-TV in Denver. She also spent nearly a year reporting for KUSA-TV’s sister station in Austin, Texas, KVUE-TV. While in Denver, Lynette’s assignments included the 1993 papal visit, the standoff in Waco and the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Lynette is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is an advisory board member for the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She teaches a reporting and anchor class for UCLA Extension. She spends much of her personal time in the community speaking at local schools and appearing at public events. For the last several years, Lynette has served as master of ceremonies for the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, the Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee and for countless other community events.

Lynette has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, broadcast news from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

Recent Articles
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    Sgt. Ron Helus, Who Was Killed Trying to Stop Borderline Bar Shooting, Remembered as ‘Hero’ at Funeral Service

    A Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant who was killed trying to stop the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks was remembered during a funeral service Thursday as a loving father and husband, a committed law enforcement officer, a selfless human being and a hero. Hundreds of people, including law enforcement officers from across the state, mourned Ron Helus and celebrated his life at Calvary Chapel Community Church in Westlake Village. The memorial service began around noon and lasted for about 90 minutes. […]

  • Thousand Oaks Shooting: 12 Victims ID’d, Including Vet Who Survived Las Vegas Massacre

    At least 12 lives were cut short on Wednesday when a gunman stormed a Thousand Oaks bar and opened fire. The Borderline Bar and Grill was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students. Mayor Andrew Fox said it is going to be a “very difficult day for many people.” A Ventura County sheriff’s sergeant who responded to the shooting has been identified as among the dead, as well as U.S. Navy veteran who survived the 2017 mass shooting […]

  • Gasoline prices are displayed at a gas station on May 10, 2017 in San Rafael. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Prop 6: California Voters Reject Ballot Measure to Repeal Gas Tax Increase

    California voters have rejected a ballot measure to repeal the recently enacted gas tax hike slated for the repair of roads, bridges and highways across the state, the Associated Press projected Tuesday night. Proposition 6 would have kept more money in residents’ wallets by stopping the state from bringing in some $5 billion in annual tax revenue that was approved just last year as part of Senate Bill 1, a massive transportation package supported by Gov. Jerry Brown. The revenue […]

  • Open house signs are seen on display in Torrance in 2016. (Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

    Prop 5: California Rejects Measure to Expand Property Tax Break for Seniors

    California voters have rejected a ballot measure to expand a property tax break for older homeowners who move, sparing schools and local governments a major revenue loss. With 5 million ballots counted early Wednesday, Proposition 5 was behind 57 percent to 43 percent. Under current law, seniors and near-seniors can transfer tax assessments if their new homes are worth the same or less than the ones they sell, and they can only do it only once. Current law also limits […]

  • Pasadena Elementary School to Close Amid Budget Cuts

    Cleveland Elementary School in Pasadena will close at the end of the year amid budget cuts, and the fate of two other schools is still up for discussion. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 31, 2018.

  • Ramon Escobar is seen in an undated booking photo. (Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office via CNN)

    Suspect in Homeless Beating Deaths Cut Bloody Swath Across L.A. Despite Repeated Deportations: Police

    Just days after his aunt and uncle were reported missing in Houston, Ramon Escobar got in his Honda CR-V and drove west. The 47-year-old native of El Salvador traveled more than 1,500 miles along Interstate 10, stopping when he hit the Pacific Ocean on Sept. 5. Three days later, Santa Monica police found a homeless man battered and bruised on the beach. Someone had beaten the victim, causing severe injuries to his head, as he slept. Over the course of […]

  • Plastic straws are seen in a file photo. (Credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Becomes 1st State to Restrict Plastic Straws at Restaurants

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday that bans full-service restaurants in the state from handing out single-use plastic straws to customers — unless they ask for one. This makes California the first state to ban restaurants from automatically providing plastic straws. Some cities have already taken the step; Seattle also banned the use of plastic utensils. The California law doesn’t apply to fast food restaurants or convenience stores. Full-service restaurants can still hand out paper or metal straws unprompted by […]

  • Firefighters battle a blaze in Brentwood on Sept. 14, 2018. (Credit: ANGNews)

    Fully Engulfed Brentwood Home Prompts Large Response From Firefighters

    A Brentwood home fully engulfed in flames Friday morning prompted a large response from firefighters. The fire began about 4 a.m. in the 300 block of Rockingham Avenue, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Brian Humphrey sated in a news alert. The property was described as a vacant single-story ranch-style home. The area around the home is dense with trees that could easily allow the fire to spread. Nearly 100 firefighters were sent to battle the blaze, Humphrey said. One firefighter […]

  • Domestic Violence Case Connected to Bakersfield Shooting That Left 6 Dead: Sheriff’s Office

    A gunman killed five people before taking his own life Wednesday in what appeared to be targeted attacks related to a domestic violence case, authorities said Thursday. The shooting spree unfolded in less than 40 minutes across three locations in proximity to each other near Bakersfield, California, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. The gunman, identified as Javier Casarez, 54, killed himself as a sheriff’s deputy confronted him, Youngblood said. Along the way, the gunman stole a vehicle from a […]