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
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  • "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

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

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  • Linda Ann O’Keefe, left, and James Alan Neal are seen in images displayed at a news conference at the O.C. District Attorney's Office in Santa Ana on Feb. 20, 2019.

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  • Residents in Laguna Beach are concerned about beach erosion. Main Beach in Laguna Beach is pictured in this photo taken on Feb. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rains Bring Flooding, Beach Erosion Concerns to Laguna Beach

    A powerful Pacific storm that dumped several inches of rain on Southern California Wednesday and Thursday has residents in Laguna Beach concerned about beach erosion. Chip Yost, Lynette Romero and Kareen Wynter report for the KTLA News on Feb. 15, 2019.

  • A view of the roof of a home that was swept down a hill by a mudslide during a rain storm on February 14, 2019 in Sausalito, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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  • Community members attend a vigil at the Glenknoll Elementary School in Yorba Linda on Feb. 7, 2019, to remember the four people killed when plane debris crashed into their home. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Yorba Linda Community Gathers for Vigil to Mourn Plane Crash Victims

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