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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
  • A rally in support of LAUSD teachers was held in front of Venice High School on Jan. 10, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parents, Community Members Show Support for LAUSD Teachers Ahead of Possible Strike

    Parents and community members rallied in front of Venice High School Thursday in support of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who may be on strike by Monday. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Jan. 10, 2019.

  • Teachers and students march as they protest against cuts to US education funding during the 'March for Public Education' rally in Los Angeles on December 15, 2018. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    LAUSD Teachers Prepared for First Strike in 30 Years

    Teachers in Los Angeles, whose 640,000 students make it the nation’s second-largest school district, are ready to strike Thursday over a contract dispute that follows teacher walkouts in other states that emboldened organized labor after a critical defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court. United Teachers Los Angeles said its 35,000 members would walk off the job for the first time in 30 years if a deal wasn’t reached on higher pay and smaller class sizes. The Los Angeles Unified School […]

  • The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles performs in Pasadena on Dec. 30, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Youth Musicians Perform Ahead of 130th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena

    With musical performances among the many traditions of the upcoming 130th Annual Rose Parade, three featured groups of young musicians — the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Mariachi Nuevo Amanecer — performed in Pasadena on Sunday. Lynette Romero and Dayna Devon report for the KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Dec. 30, 2018.

  • Link Up with Lynette: December 2, 2018

    Submit your good news to Link Up with Lynette via email at or on social media using #LinkUpwithLynette. Originally aired on KTLA Weekend Morning News on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

  • Lynette Romero’s Family Recipe for Red Chile Gravy

    Lynette Romero and her mother show Jessica Holmes how to make a recipe that’s on the table for every family celebration: red chile gravy.  It’s especially delicious on top of mashed potatoes. “This is holidays,” Lynette says. “This is home.” This segment with Jessica Holmes and Lynette Romero aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 9, a “friendsgiving” special. Ingredients 5 to 6 cloves of garlic, smashed Sea salt one 14-ounce tub of red chile puree from Bueno Foods, defrosted 2 […]

  • Sgt. Ron Helus was set to be remembered at a memorial service in Westlake Village on Nov. 15, 2018. (Credit: Pool)

    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 […]