Tim Lynn

Tim Lynn is the pilot/reporter in Sky5 on the KTLA 5 News at 6, KTLA 5 News at 6:30 and KTLA 5 News at 10.

Tim was born and raised in the South Bay and raised his own family in Torrance.

After high school, Tim joined the United States Coast Guard, serving a four-year enlistment. He began his 30+ year law enforcement career with the Gardena Police Department. Tim then joined the Culver City Police Department, where his assignments included patrol, K-9 handler, traffic accident investigator, motor officer and narcotics investigator assigned to Drug Enforcement Administration’s Los Angeles office.

Tim developed a love of flying and obtained his instructors certificate in airplanes. In 1990, Tim transferred to the Huntington Beach Police Department to work toward his dream of flying police helicopters. After assignments in patrol and another tour with the D.E.A taskforce in Orange County, his dream came true in 1998 when he was assigned to the HBPD Air Unit. Tim worked his way up to instructor pilot.

Tim retired from his law enforcement career in 2004 to enter a new career as a news helicopter pilot. Tim worked as a pilot for KCBS-TV’s Sky 2 and KCAL-TV’s Sky 9, and in May 2009, Tim joined the KTLA 5 family as the night side pilot/reporter in Sky5.

Drawing from his past experience and expertise, Tim reports on fast breaking news events of all types, especially high-speed pursuits while at the controls of Sky5. Tim won an Emmy for his reporting on the 2014 UCLA water main break that flooded Pauley Pavilion, and won again in 2016 as part of the KTLA 5 News at 10 team.

In his off time, Tim enjoys RVing, family gatherings and of course, going to Anaheim Ducks hockey games.

Recent Articles
  • The Conception dive boat is raised more than a week after the fatal fire on Sept. 12, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Raise Wreckage of Dive Boat 10 Days After Fatal Fire Off Santa Cruz Island

    A Coast Guard crew raised the Conception from the sea floor and lifted it onto a barge off Santa Cruz Island on Thursday, 10 days after the boat burned and sank, killing 33 passengers and one crew member aboard. A crane on a barge lifted the charred remains of the vessel to the surface before it was placed on the barge. A salvage crew was set to take the boat ashore for inspection by investigators. The boat will be taken […]

  • Officers stand outside a Lancaster apartment building where a sniper supposedly opened fire on a deputy on Aug. 21, 2019. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has since said that deputy's report was false. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gunman at Large After Shooting From Housing for Mentally Ill, Wounding Deputy at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

    Tactical teams were searching an apartment building that houses mentally ill people Wednesday evening in the search for a sniper who opened fire from the structure and wounded a deputy outside the nearby Lancaster sheriff’s station, officials said. Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, was wearing a bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the station at 501 W. Lancaster Blvd. when shots rang out about 2:45 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Weber. He was hospitalized with a “very […]

  • At least a dozen LAPD vehicles converge in an Arleta neighborhood after a police shooting on Aug. 19, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed After LAPD Shooting in Residential Area of Arleta

    A man has apparently died after a police shooting in a residential area of Arleta Monday afternoon. Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a family disturbance sometime before 5 p.m. near the intersection of Ottoman Street and Bartee Avneue, officials said. When they arrived, the officers made contact with a person and shots were fired, Officer Mike Lopez told KTLA. Police later said in a tweet that the man was armed with a handgun. The person then fled on […]

  • Deputies respond to a barricaded kidnapping suspect in Bellflower on Aug. 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Kidnapping Suspect Arrested After Barricading Self Inside Bellflower Apartment, Elderly Mother Rescued

    A SWAT team stormed a Bellflower apartment, arrested a kidnapping suspect and freed his alleged victim following a five-hour standoff early Friday, authorities said. The stand-off began about 9 p.m. in the 15300 block of Bellflower Boulevard, Deputy Erin Liu of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau said. “Upon their arrival, the deputies attempted to contact the suspect, who retrieved the victim and barricaded himself inside the bedroom,” Liu said in a written statement. A sheriff’s Special Enforcement […]

  • Firefighters battle a brush fire that burned in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle Brush Fire Above Multimillion-Dollar Homes in Pacific Palisades

    Firefighters on Tuesday battled a brush fire that burned at least 5 acres of a densely vegetated hillside near several multimillion-dollar homes in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. The fire was reported at about 2:16 p.m. in the area of 17793 West Calle De Palermo, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. By 3:30 p.m., LAFD said firefighters had stopped the fire from spreading at about 5 acres. The flames were 75% contained Tuesday evening, and crews would remain […]

  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies investigate a deadly shooting in Compton on Aug. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot to Death in Compton

    A man died after he was shot in a residential neighborhood in Compton on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 5:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Almond Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. “Detectives have learned that deputies assigned to Compton Station responded to the location regarding a gunshot victim call. Upon their arrival, they located the victim who suffered from at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso,” Deputy Erin Liu […]

  • Los Angeles police work at the scene of a police shooting in the area of 47th Street and Budlong Avenue in South Los Angeles on July 26, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Person Wounded in South L.A. Police Shooting

    A person was wounded in a police shooting in South Los Angeles late Friday, authorities said. The shooting took place shortly before 10 p.m. in the area of 47th Street and Budlong Avenue, near Vermont Square Park. Officers were heard calling for backup to help assist with a crowd at the scene. Further details were not available. There has been an Officer-Involved Shooting in South LA, in the area of 47th Street and Budlong Avenue. A Public Information Officer is […]

  • A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department SWAT team deals with an armed, barricaded suspect in San Gabriel on June 6, 2019.

    Suspect Dead After Barricading Self In Burning House, Firing Shots, Throwing Fireworks in San Gabriel

    Authorities shut down the 10 Freeway in San Gabriel as a SWAT team dealt with a barricaded suspect who had already fired shots in a residential neighborhood before being found dead on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The San Gabriel Police Department first reported the incident about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Saxon Avenue and Brighton Street. “The suspect has fired multiple shots,” according to San Gabriel spokesman Jonathan Fu. Aerial footage from Sky5 showed flames emanating from the home […]

  • A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pedestrian Killed in Fairfax Hit-and-Run

    A driver fled the scene after fatally striking a pedestrian in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles late Wednesday, police said. The collision took place about 10:10 p.m. at Melrose Avenue and North Genesee Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said. Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene, he said. Police descended on a West Hollywood apartment building, where they appeared to be focusing their investigation following the crash. No further details were available. Anyone with information […]

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