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
  • 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 […]

  • Authorities investigate the scene of a sports car crash that left two people dead in the Sepulveda Basin on May 15, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Killed in Sepulveda Basin Lamborghini Crash

    Two people died after a Lamborghini crashed into a tree in the Sepulveda Basin on Wednesday night, officials said. The crash took place shortly before 8 p.m. at Burbank Boulevard and Hayvenhust Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said. Paramedics pronounced two people dead at the scene, he said. Police described the driver as a 25-year-old man and the passenger as a 19-year-old woman. Video from the scene showed one body covered by a sheet in the mangled […]

  • Suspect In Custody After Police Chase SUV Through the San Gabriel Valley, Into Angeles Nat’l Forest

    Authorities pursued a stolen SUV through the San Gabriel Valley and into the Angeles National Forest on Wednesday afternoon before the driver surrendered. The chase began shortly after 4:30 p.m. within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Deputies broke off the active pursuit but continued following the vehicle as it made its way into the West Covina area, where police officers resumed the chase as it headed into Azusa, then continued […]

  • Los Angeles firefighters work at the scene of crash that left a bicyclist dead along Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles on May 9, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bicyclist Killed, Motorist Injured in Possible Street Racing Crash in Downtown L.A.

    A bicyclist died and a motorist was hospitalized in unknown condition following a collision in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday that police said may have involved street racing. The crash took place about 8:55 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Alameda Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. The car struck a utility pole – and the bicyclist – and then ended up overturned, she said. Firefighters quickly pulled the driver from the vehicle, officials said. […]

  • A large hay fire in Chino on May 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle Hay Fire in Chino

    Firefighters were seen battling a large hay fire in Chino Tuesday night. The fire was reported at around 9:20 p.m. on the 8300 block of Pine Avenue. There are several dairy farms in the area. Aerial video from Sky5 shows bales of hay burning in what appears to be a barn while firefighters surround the area, battling the blaze. A forklift can be seen bringing out bales of hay from a structure at the scene. Pine Avenue is closed between […]

  • At right, firefighters work to extricate a woman after a pursuit driver crashed into her SUV in Pasadena on April 4, 2019. At left, authorities speak with the suspect following the crash. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pursuit Driver in Custody After Crashing Utility Truck Into SUV in Pasadena

    The driver of a white utility truck was detained after slamming into another vehicle in Pasadena following a dangerous pursuit through Northeast Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley Thursday afternoon. Sky5 was initially overhead the chase shortly before 5 p.m. in the Highland Park area. The utility pickup was stolen out of Bell Gardens, Pasadena police said. The driver was maneuvering dangerously at high speeds, blowing through intersections and at times driving on the wrong side of the road, […]

  • Police move a man injured at a vigil for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle in Hyde Park on Monday. (Credit: KTLA)

    Multiple Injuries After Chaos Erupts at Vigil for Slain Rapper in Hyde Park

    A memorial gathering for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle outside his clothing store in Hyde Park drew huge crowds of friends and fans Monday night, but the gathering ended in chaos and confusion with conflicting reports coming in about what caused people in the crowd to start running from the area. It is not currently known what sparked the stampede at Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, but moments later, multiple people were seen lying in the street receiving treatment from paramedics, […]

  • Authorities took a man into custody following a wild pursuit that ended with an hour-long standoff on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on March 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Arrested Following Wild Chase That Ended in Standoff on 5 Freeway in Burbank

    Authorities engaged in a standoff with a suspect who led them on a wild chase in which he repeatedly rammed pursuing officers and civilian cars before heading the wrong way on the 5 Freeway in Burbank, authorities said. The encounter began after police responded to reports of a man armed with a knife about 7:25 p.m. at Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Oro Vista Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Cervantes said. The driver refused to pull over, initiating […]

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