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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
  • 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, […]

  • US Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of the Mueller Report at the Department of Justice April 18, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mueller Report Could Not Conclude ‘No Criminal Conduct Occurred’ on Obstruction

    Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible obstruction of justice could not clear President Donald Trump, according to a redacted version of the special counsel’s report released Thursday, which provided new details of Trump’s efforts to influence the investigation into his campaign and Russia. The report details numerous cases in which Trump asked his aides to take actions to influence the investigation, but that they were unsuccessful because the aides refused his orders. “The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly […]

  • Link Up with Lynette: Elementary Students Become Inventors to Help Classmate Connect

    Lynette Romero linked up with some 5th grade student inventors at Olinda Elementary in Brea. For more information on their creation, the Vest Buddy, contact Nichole Pichardo at Brea Olinda Unified School District. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

  • A sign advertises the cost of gas at a station in Los Angeles on April 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Gas Prices Hit Average of $4 Per Gallon After Rising 24 Cents in 1 Week: AAA

    Los Angeles gas prices spiked again overnight, rising five cents to bring the average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline to above the $4 mark on Friday. The average of $4.02 is 24 cents higher than one week ago, and 66 cents more than a month ago in L.A. County, according to AAA. But the L.A. area is hardly alone in experiencing higher fuel costs in the Golden State. At an average of $3.95 for self-serve regular gasoline, California […]

  • Customers pump gas into their cars at a Chevron gas station on Aug. 13, 2010 in San Rafael, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Chevron Makes $33 Billion Acquisition Amid Rising Oil Prices

    Chevron will buy Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion in a cash-and-stock deal as the company seeks to grow stronger in deep water exploration in the gulf and the energy-rich southwest region of Texas called the Permian Basin. The deal, announced Friday, arrives with U.S. crude prices up 40% this year. The companies put the enterprise value of the deal at $50 billion. “This transaction builds strength on strength for Chevron,” said Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. “The combination of Anadarko’s […]

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on drug trafficking on the southern border of the United States March 13, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Senate Votes to Terminate Trump’s National Emergency Declaration on U.S.-Mexico Border

    In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways. The 59-41 tally, following the Senate’s vote a day earlier to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, promised to force Trump into the […]

  • Luke Perry from 'Riverdale' speaks onstage at the CW Network portion of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Luke Perry, ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star, Hospitalized After Reports of Stroke

    Actor Luke Perry has been hospitalized following reports that he suffered a stroke. “Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,” Perry’s spokesman confirmed to The Times on Thursday. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to an “unspecified medical aid request” at a Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday morning, according to Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the department. Humphrey could not confirm additional details, but said a paramedic ambulance transported a person to a local hospital. The 52-year-old actor, […]

  • "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is seen in an image provided by the Chicago Police Department.

    Jussie Smollett’s Character to Be Removed From Season’s Final Episodes of ‘Empire,’ Producers Say

    Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire” will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The announcement came a day after Smollett turned himself in to police, appeared in court on a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, and left jail after posting bond. […]

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