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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 scooter drop zone is seen in Long Beach on Aug. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Green-Lights Electric Scooter Rollout

    Long Beach has green-lighted a pilot program to test the impact of electric scooter rentals on the city. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 2, 2018.

  • A sign warning pedestrians not to use their cellphones while crossing the street in Montclair is seen on Aug. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrians Can Be Ticketed for Using Cellphones in Montclair Crosswalks

    Authorities in Montclair are expected to begin issuing tickets Wednesday to pedestrians caught using their cellphones while crossing the street. The ordinance aims to reduce pedestrian involved traffic collisions, which the city said account for 15 percent of all vehicle-related fatalities. “An estimated 30 percent of pedestrians engage in distracting activities while crossing the street, which include text messaging, phone calls, listening to music, etc.,” the city stated on its website. That’s why officials in Montclair passed the law that […]

  • A woman walks past the fountain at Exposition Park on July 25, 2018, where temperatures reached into the 90s. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    SoCal Utility Officials Staff Extra Workers Amid Record-Breaking Heat Wave

    When a blistering heat wave struck the Southland earlier this month, the region’s electric grid was so overwhelmed that more than 100,000 customers in Los Angeles had at some point lost power. Some went days without electricity. Now, as Southern California endures another round of scorching heat that forecasters expect will shatter daily records in some areas on Wednesday, utility officials are hoping to avoid similar chaos by staffing extra workers and imploring residents to ease up on their thermostats […]

  • Jennie Phillips-Hudson Carr captured video of the moments before a tourist boat sunk in a Missouri Lake on July 19, 2018.

    Video Shows Last Moments Before Tourist Boat Sinks in Missouri Lake, Killing at Least 17

    Tia Coleman was one of 31 people riding on a Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel when the craft began to sink in the rough lake water whipped up by a fast-moving thunderstorm. Coleman, one of 14 people who survived after the boat went under the water, told CNN affiliate KOLR she was shouting but couldn’t hear or see anyone else. She had been on board with 10 members of her family, according to KOLR. “And I was yelling, I was screaming, […]

  • A still from a video posted by the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District on Facebook shows crews responding to a boat that capsized in Missouri on July 19, 2018.

    17 Dead, Including Children, After Storm Sinks Tourist Boat in Missouri

    An amphibious tour boat carrying 31 people sank in a furious squall on a southwestern Missouri lake Thursday evening, leaving 17 people dead, including children, officials said. The Ride the Ducks Branson duck boat went down in Table Rock Lake near Branson during strong winds that “came out of nowhere,” said Jim Pattison Jr., president of the business’s parent company. Fourteen people survived, with passengers and workers on the nearby Showboat Branson Belle — still docked as people boarded for a cruise — […]

  • The front exterior of the iconic "Brady Bunch" home in Studio City. (Credit: Anthony Barcelo)

    ‘Brady Bunch’ House in Studio City — Last Purchased for $61,000 — Goes on the Market for $1.8 Million

    Here’s the story of a lovely family home, which just hit the market for $1.885 million. The Brady Bunch house, a Traditional-style residence near the Colfax Meadows neighborhood, was used for outdoor representations of the beloved television family’s abode. That included the show’s opening and closing scenes as well as numerous interludes to denote the time of day. Interior scenes for “The Brady Bunch” were filmed in studio. Violet and George McCallister bought the two-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 1973 for […]

  • Iconic ‘Brady Bunch’ House in Studio City Goes on the Market After Nearly 50 Years

    It’s a home so famous it has its own Yelp page, and now the television home of the beloved sitcom “The Brady Bunch” is for sale. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence in Studio City that was used for exterior shots during the filming of the classic show, which ran from September 1969 to March 1974, still has a meticulously-maintained 1970s feel inside. From the MusiCall intercom system with its golden knobs, to the floral wallpaper and stone fireplace, it looks like […]

  • President Trump and Prime Minister May hold joint press conference in England on July 13, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    Trump Denies He Criticized British Prime Minister, Dismisses Interview as ‘Fake News’

    President Donald Trump denied Friday that he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May, the day after a British tabloid published an interview with him in which he did just that. He dismissed the interview, conducted by a Rupert Murdoch-owned publication, as “fake news” saying it didn’t include his comments praising May. Trump said his comments came after he “read some reports” that suggested the United Kingdom would not be able to make a free trade deal with the US, but he […]

  • People protest near the tent encampment recently built at the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry in south Texas on June 24, 2018. (Credit: Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

    Protests Erupt Again at U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Trump Admin’s Revised Policy on Immigrant Family Separation

    Protests along the US-Mexico border heated up again Monday as thousands of undocumented migrant children remained separated from their parents. One of the main protests is taking place in the Texas border city of Tornillo, the site of a temporary shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. Another protest is happening outside the US Border Patrol Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. There, demonstrators held signs such as “Parents Everywhere Care” and “Free Them.” After widespread criticism over family separations caused by President Donald […]