Robert Puente appears on 5 Live, streaming weekdays on KTLA.com and the KTLA 5 News app at 4 p.m. He joined the station in 2014.
As a Los Angeles native, Robert grew up watching KTLA 5 News. He graduated from the California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in business marketing.
He has a passion for local journalism and sharing inspirational stories. He also enjoys public speaking and as a member of the LGBTQ community, encourages others to also share their stories.
In 2014, Robert joined KTLA’s street team as a coordinator, interacting with thousands of KTLA viewers, always making sure fans left with a gift — usually the rare and widely sought KTLA coffee mug.
In 2018, Robert joined the 5 Live team as a production assistant, and quickly transitioned into an on-camera role.
Robert loves to power lift, play soccer with his Australian shepherd, and every Monday, watch “The Bachelor.”