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
  • Gordon Sondland, the United States Ambassador to the European Union, adresses the media during a press conference at the US Embassy to Romania in Bucharest September 5, 2019. (Credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Subpoenas Issued After State Department Orders Ambassador Cited in Ukraine Texts Not to Appear for Deposition

    House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday called the State Department’s blocking testimony of a key witness “strong evidence of obstruction” of Democrats’ impeachment investigation, and the move prompted House Democrats to issue a subpoena in response. The State Department on Tuesday directed US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland not to testify before Congress, scrambling Democrats’ impeachment investigation and raising questions about whether they will be able to obtain testimony from other witnesses. But Schiff’s sharp response to […]

  • Horses dash at the start of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile race during the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at the Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia on Nov. 5, 2016. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Horse Dumps Jockey at Opening of Santa Anita Fall Racing Schedule

    A horse dumped its jockey and knocked down two photographers standing near the rail as racing returned to Santa Anita with the opening of its fall meet Friday amid intense scrutiny after the deaths of 31 horses at the historic track earlier in the year. It was the lone incident between morning training hours and eight other races in the afternoon. Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. was unseated by 2-year-old filly Leucothea in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes. He was unhurt and […]

  • Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Aiprort on November 23, 2011. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    SoCal Residents Are Leaving Their Jobs Over Long Commutes, Survey Finds

    For many Southern California residents, a major source of stress comes from long time commute times. Some Angelenos are so fed up with their daily drive that they have quit, or have considered leaving, their jobs, according to a new survey from from the carpool app Scoop. Lynette Romero reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 26, 2019.

  • City Council President Herb Wesson is shown in an undated photo. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Worried About Rising Rents, L.A. Councilman Herb Wesson Calls for ‘Anti-Displacement’ Zones

    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called this week for the rejection of a proposed 577-unit housing project, saying the city should go further by establishing “anti-displacement zones” around certain market-rate housing developments. In a letter sent Tuesday to the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, Wesson said the six-story, market-rate project known as District Square would result in higher rents for the area’s low-income residents, displacing “lifelong community residents.” District Square was originally supposed to be a two-story […]

  • Donald Trump is greeted by a group of invited supporters after he landed at LAX on his way to attend fundraisers in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2019. (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Traffic Closures: DTLA Area Streets Blocked Wednesday as President Wraps up CA Visit

    President Donald Trump is ending his two-day fundraising trip in California Wednesday, which means another morning of traffic closures in downtown Los Angeles, where he stayed overnight. Los Angeles police urged motorists to avoid the following areas in downtown, Chinatown and Lincoln Heights from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Wilshire Boulevard between the 110 Freeway and Flower Street Figueroa Street between Seventh Street and Fourth Street Hill Street between Bernard Street and Alpine Street College Street between Yale Street and […]

  • A vehicle drives past the Cape Hatteras Secondary School, an area under a mandatory evacuation due to approaching Hurricane Dorian on September 5, 2019 in Buxton, North Carolina. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Category 1 Hurricane Dorian Floods Homes, Traps People in Attics in North Carolina

    A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another. Medics and other rescuers rushed to Ocracoke Island — accessible only by boat or air — to reach those who made the mistake of defying mandatory evacuation orders along the 200-mile ribbon of low-lying islands. […]

  • The USS Comstock is docked in San Pedro on Aug. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Navy, Coast Guard Ships Arrive for L.A. Fleet Week

    Los Angeles’ 4th annual Fleet Week kicks off this Labor Day weekend, and KTLA’s Lynette Romero was aboard the USS Comstock in San Pedro to speak with some of the men and women who serve.

  • 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 […]

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