Lynette Romero is the co-anchor of the morning newscast "Today in LA," airing weekdays from 4 to 7 a.m.
A well-known and respected journalist who is beloved by millions of Southern California viewers, Romero has more than three decades of news experience and dozens of awards and accolades from the community. Her versatility and in-depth reporting have included coverage on many of Southern California’s biggest stories. She has been both in front and behind the camera reporting and producing numerous programs and specials, including assignments in Mexico, El Salvador, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Romero joined NBC4 in 2022 after a long career at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles where she anchored and reported in nearly every newscast, including as weekend anchor of its morning news. Prior to that, she was anchor and reporter at the NBC affiliate KUSA-TV in Denver for 10 years where she covered the 1993 papal visit, the Waco standoff, and the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
She also is deeply committed to giving back to the local community and is active in countless charities and events that support students and underserved neighborhoods throughout Southern California. Romero is also particularly passionate about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, memory loss and dementia facing the aging population, having lost her own mother to this devastating disease.
Romero is a recipient of six LA Area Emmy Awards including one for best feature news reporting, and multiple Golden Mike Awards from the Radio and Television National News Association of Southern California for roles as an anchor, reporter and producer. In 2015, Lynette was honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with the prestigious Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award and named Latina Journalist of the Year by CCNMA in 2022.
Romero was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism, broadcast news from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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