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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 cleanup crew member hoses down bleachers at Park Avenue School in Cudahy on Jan. 15, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    FAA Investigates LAX-Bound Delta Flight That Dumped Fuel Over L.A.; Pilot Said Drop Wasn’t Necessary

    U.S. authorities will investigate why an airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area near Los Angeles while making an emergency return to the airport, dousing dozens of schoolchildren in a smelly vapor. Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, a Boeing 777-200 with 181 passengers and crew on board, turned back to Los Angeles International Airport only minutes after taking off Tuesday. The pilot reported a compressor stall in the right engine — damage that […]

  • Voluntary Evacuations Ordered for Trabuco Canyon Residents as Rain Drenches SoCal

    Residents in some Holy Fire burn areas of Trabuco Canyon are under a voluntary evacuation order due to an increased possibility of mud and debris flows as rain hit the region Wednesday. The order was issued Tuesday night for the Trabuco Creek, Rose Canyon and the Mystic Oaks/El Cariso areas. The Orange County area is expected to receive about an inch of rain Wednesday, with up to 2.5 inches possible in the mountains, according to the National Weather Service. Officials […]

  • A memorial is seen at Central Park near Saugus High School in Santa Clarita on Nov. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘The Big Question Is Why:’ Motive for Deadly Saugus High School Shooting Remains Unclear

    What prompted a Saugus High School student to bring a gun to school on his 16th birthday and shoot five classmates – fatally wounding two of them — before turning the gun on himself Thursday remains a mystery to investigators. “The big question is why,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a television interview early Friday morning. The shooter, Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, died in the hospital on Friday just after 3:30 p.m., after being treated for a self-inflicted […]

  • A mother reunites with her daughter and her friend outside in Santa Clarita on Nov. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Panicked Parents Reunite With Children, Describe Texts From Terrified Students Hiding at Saugus High

    After learning about the deadly shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday morning, parents rushed to the Santa Clarita campus as fast as they could. Students said they started hearing shots as they arrived before classes began at 7:50 a.m. One mother said she got a text from her daughter while getting ready to go to work. “My daughter Sara told me, ‘Mom, I’m so scared. I love you guys so much. Please come, please come,'” she said. “And that […]

  • Rush-hour traffic lumbers along the I-5 Freeway on Aug. 31, 2006, in San Diego. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

    SoCal Residents Can Fly Over Rush-Hour Traffic With New Air Taxi for $1,250 Per Month

    Starting in January, Southern California residents with a long commute can choose to ditch the traffic and fly to work thanks to a start-up service co-founded by a UC San Diego graduate, San Diego television station KGTV reported Monday. FLOAT, which stands for Fly Over All Traffic, is a commuter air service that has agreements to operate a fleet of nine-passenger planes at 40 small airports throughout Southern California — everywhere from Hollywood Burbank Airport and John Wayne Airport, to […]

  • Link Up with Lynette: November 10, 2019

    Lynette Romero shares your good news in her Link Up with Lynette segment for November 10th. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

  • Apparent Gov.-elect Andy Beshear celebrates with supporters after voting results showed the Democrat holding a slim lead over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin at C2 Event Venue on November 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Credit: John Sommers II/Getty Images)

    Democrat Andy Beshear Claims Victory in Kentucky Governor’s Race

    Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory Tuesday night in the Kentucky governor’s race, but Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said he is not conceding. A Democratic victory in the governor’s race in Kentucky, a state President Donald Trump won by 30 percentage points in 2016, showed partisanship alone isn’t enough to overcome a candidate’s unpopularity — and that Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the national Republican infrastructure were unable to provide the last-minute boost that Bevin needed. Bevin aligned himself with […]

  • Link Up with Lynette: November 3, 2019

    Lynette Romero “shines the light on all things good” in her Link Up with Lynette segment. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting at the Watermarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in Shooting at Watermarke Tower in Downtown L.A

    A shooting at Watermarke Tower in downtown Los Angeles Thursday evening left a man dead, authorities said. Few details were initially available regarding the killing, which took place shortly before 7 p.m. at the apartment building, 705 W. 9th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was pronounce dead at the scene. A report of gunfire first drew a police response, LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez said. “When officers arrived, they found a victim down in the lobby […]

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