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
  • Lynette Romero Takes Us to Her Family’s Beachfront Taco Spot: Jimboy’s Tacos

    Lynette Romero recently took us her family’s beachfront taco spot, Jimboy’s Tacos in Huntington Beach. She and her husband David are the franchise operators for this location, as well as ones in Irvine and Brea. David operated a number of Taco Bell restaurants in Southern California for 24 years and was ready to branch out. He and Lynette thought it was a great opportunity to start a family business and expand Jimboy’s in the SoCal market. This taco spot is […]

  • The Fox Theater and surrounding downtown area is prepared for the Democratic Presidential Debate hosted by CNN on July 29, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Detroit Debate Will Be Last Chance to Shine for Some Democratic Presidential Candidates

    Democrats gathering in Detroit for a pivotal presidential debate will have to decide, once again, how to respond to President Donald Trump while presenting their own vision for the country. Candidates are sure to use the high-profile setting on Tuesday and Wednesday to blast Trump’s recent string of racist and incendiary tweets and comments, first about four congresswomen and more recently about Baltimore, a racially diverse U.S. city that, like Detroit, has faced challenges. But they’ll also be under pressure to provide specifics about […]

  • Crews clean up after a fatal big rig crash on the 5 Freeway near Sylmar. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured When Big Rig Strikes Overpass Support Column on 5 Fwy in Sylmar

    A big rig crash on the 5 Freeway left one person dead, another seriously injured and prompted several lane closures just north of Sylmar Thursday morning. The incident occurred about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday when a big rig headed southbound apparently struck a bridge support column just north of the 210 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log. The big rig was in the truck bypass lane when it struck a piling for the overhead 210 overpass, the […]

  • Firefighters battle a blaze at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles on July 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Building in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District

    Firefighters worked to put out a blaze at a building in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday morning, officials said. The fire was reported at a structure located at 1220 South Wall St. at 4:44 a.m. Heavy plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the building in the Fashion District as Sky5 flew over the scene at 5 a.m. Flames appeared to be contained to one area of the building’s roof. Officials said multiple businesses are housed inside the […]

  • Link Up With Lynette: ‘Make A Wish’ Takes Flight

    Lynette Romero joins the Make a Wish Foundation on a special wish-granting flight. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  

  • A car slammed into a building in Norwalk on May 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Hospitalized After Slamming BMW Into Medical Building in Norwalk

    Authorities are investigating a crash Wednesday morning that left a BMW inside a building in Norwalk. The incident was reported just before 2 a.m. at the Coast Plaza Medical Building located at 12820 Studebaker Rd., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department LT. Chavez said. Arriving deputies found a red BMW had crashed through the wall of building and ended up inside. One person who was inside the car at the time of the crash was taken to a local hospital with […]

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    Principal, 4 Teachers in Palmdale Placed on Leave Over Controversial Photo With Noose

    A principal and four teachers at an elementary school in Palmdale have been placed on administrative leave after a photo showing the teachers posing with a noose circulated on social media. The incident occurred at Summerwind Elementary School and was brought to the attention of the school district on Wednesday, according to a Thursday morning statement from the Office of the Superintendent that was posted on the Palmdale School District Facebook page. The district placed Principal Linda Brandts on administrative […]

  • New State Sex Ed Guidance Offers Framework for Discussing Gender Identity With Kindergartners, Masturbation With Middle-Schoolers

    California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and giving advice to help LGBT teenagers navigate relationships and practice safe sex. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving such attention to a community that often is left out of sex education policies. But some parents and conservative groups assailed the more than 700-page document as an assault on parental rights, arguing those issues should be taught by […]

  • Cattle are seen some distance away from a hay fire in Chino on May 8, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Massive Hay Fire in Chino Expected to Burn Through at Least Friday

    A massive fire that ignited at a farm in Chino on Tuesday evening is expected to burn through at least Friday. Flames continued to consume several bales of hay in the 8300 block of Pine Avenue about 12 hours after the blaze was reported. Crews are currently allowing the tightly packed material to burn off, Chino Valley fire Chief David Williams told KTLA on Wednesday morning. The fire is estimated to affect an area the size of a football field, […]

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