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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
  • 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 […]

  • Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (left) and Sen. Cory Booker (right) appear at a Senate confirmation hearing on Sept. 6, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing: Sen. Booker Releases Kavanaugh Docs; GOP Insists They Were Cleared

    New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker said Thursday he was ready to risk expulsion from the Senate for releasing documents pertinent to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but the GOP mocked him for grandstanding ahead of a possible 2020 run — saying it had already made the emails public. The showdown dominated questioning of Kavanaugh in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a ill-tempered day that raised new questions about whether President Donald Trump’s pick views the right to abortion as “settled […]

  • Protesters hold signs during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    California Lawmakers Vote to Raise Age for Buying Long Guns From 18 to 21

    Alarmed by a string of mass shootings by young people, California lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor a bill that would raise the minimum age for buying long guns in the state from 18 to 21. Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said his bill would address concerns raised by incidents including the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which a 19-year-old is accused of using an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle to kill 17 students […]

  • ‘Love America Tour’ Takes Family Across Small-Town U.S.

    The Jackson family of six has been on a “Love America Tour” across 48 states, with just Hawaii and Alaska to go. Dad Alan Jackson said the goal was to focus on small towns, as a response to the “narrative that there’s so much hate and anger in the country.” After three years of traveling, they don’t have single negative story to share, he says. You can follow along on their Instagram account or donate on their GoFundMe page. Lynette Romero […]

  • Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions attend a panel discussion at the White House on March 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump Tweetstorm Escalates Public Feud With Sessions

    President Donald Trump is raging at a perceived betrayal by Jeff Sessions — the latest friend turned foe to spurn him as his fortress of loyalty begins to crumble. A traumatic spell in Washington and the courts has also seen friends turn against Trump, a reality star he ushered into the big time taunting him with secret tapes and news that his White House counsel had huddled for 30 hours with Robert Mueller’s team. Trump woke up Friday fulminating about […]

  • Bodies of 2 Girls Allegedly Killed by Their Father in Colorado Were Found in Oil and Gas Tanks: Report

    The bodies of two young girls allegedly murdered by their father were found inside “mostly full” oil and gas tanks, according to local TV station KMGH. Christopher Watts, 33, has reportedly confessed to killing his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters. The bodies of the two young girls were found in nearby gas tanks to hide the bodies and “conceal the smell.” Shanann’s body was found Thursday on a property owned by Andarko Petroleum, where Watts worked, KTLA sister station KDVR reported. Investigators […]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Says He Canceled Military Parade, Blames Washington Officials for ‘Ridiculously High’ Cost Estimate

    President Donald Trump sought to cast blame Friday for the cancellation of his planned military parade on Washington city council officials, saying they had inflated the cost. Soon after the President tweeted, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed she “got thru” to Trump about costs for the parade, which at one point was calculated to run about $12 million but had soared to an estimated $92 million by the time Trump canceled the event. “The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. […]

  • 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.