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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
  • Police investigate a shooting that took place along Navarro Avenue in Pasadena on Nov. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Shot, 2 Others Injured by Flying Glass in Pasadena Car-to-Car Shooting

    Four people were hurt in a car-to-car shooting in Pasadena late Friday, authorities said. Two of the victim were shot and two others were injured by flying glass following the shooting, which took place about 9:30 p.m. along Navarro Avenue, in the area of Howard Street, according to Pasadena Police Department officials. At least one of the victims ran from the scene and called for help from another nearby street, officials said.  

  • A fire broke out at a recycling yard in Atwater Village on Nov. 1, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Recycling Yard Erupts in Flames in Atwater Village

    A recycling yard fire sent flames towering over Atwater Village on Friday afternoon. The fire was first reported just after 5:20 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Doran Street, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange. The fire is a largely industrial near the 134 and 5 freeway exchange, not far from Griffith Park. The flames were initially described as burning within a 100-foot by 100-foot area, he said. “79 firefighters are working to ‘surround and drown’ […]

  • Crews respond to a fire ripping through a pallet yard in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeleson Oct. 30, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pallet Yard Erupts in Flames in South L.A’s Florence-Firestone Area

    A fire erupted at pallet yard in the Florence-Firestone area of South Los Angeles on Wednesday night, sending flames towering high into the air as firefighters called for reinforcements to keep the blaze from spreading, authorities said. The flames broke out shortly after 8 p.m. at a business filled with wooden pallets in the 9400 block of South Alameda Street, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. Firefighters declared a “second alarm” as they worked to battle the towering […]

  • A CHP officer was down in Granada Hills after an apparent crash on Oct. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Officer Injured During Pursuit in West San Fernando Valley; 2 in Custody

    A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured during a pursuit in the west San Fernando Valley Thursday and two people are in custody following an extensive search. About 1:25 p.m, the California Highway Patrol initiated a pursuit with a man wanted for assaulting one of their officers with a deadly weapon. The driver stopped, got out of the vehicle he was driving and jumped over a fence into an apartment complex along the 9400 block of Baird Road in […]

  • Firefighters battle a wildfire near homes in Sylmar on Oct. 10, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Saddleridge Fire Tears Through the San Fernando Valley Amid High Winds; Mandatory Evacuations Issued

    A brush fire ignited near homes in Sylmar late Thursday, threatening homes and prompting evacuations, authorities said.hopef The Saddleridge Fire broke out shortly after 9 p.m. along the 210 Freeway, near Yarnell Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The flames consumed more than 4,600 acres by 3 a.m. Friday, burning uphill, fanned by heavy Santa Ana winds,” fire officials said. Firefighters had yet to establish any containment lines. An “unknown number” of homes were potentially in the path […]

  • 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 […]

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