Lynette Romero

Lynette Romero [born February 2, 1967] is a broadcast journalist and actress best known for her Emmy Award-winning work with KTLA for their KTLA 5 Morning News segment. Her best works include reporting the show Access L.A. – The Latino Experience and producing/reporting the five-part series From Farm to Fork.

Romero worked for 10 years at KUSA-TV in her hometown of Denver before joining KTLA in January 1999 as a general assignment reporter. She also reported for KUSA-TV’s sister station, KVUE-TV, in Austin, Texas, for almost a year. She’s a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is now married to husband David Angulo for five 16 years with one child.

Lynette Romero’s Background, Early Life and Education

Lynette Romero was born Lynette Denise Romero in Denver, Colorado, USA, to father Andelecio “Andy” Romero and mother Viola Lydia Romero (née Nuanez). Her dad was reportedly in the US Air Force and passed away in 1990. She celebrates her birthday by honoring her mom every year. According to sources, she also has a sister.

Romero is of Hispanic ethnic background as she’s a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She fell in love with journalism at a young age and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Broadcast News from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado, in 1989.

Romero’s Career and Current Profession

During her final years of study at the University of Colorado, she started her career as an intern at KUSA-TV in Denver, a job that extended for 10 years until 1998. Due to the length of her internship at KUSA-TV, she was often referred to as “the intern,” while also being in charge of training incoming interns. She later became a full-time reporter for the station.

Romero celebrated two decades of her life at KTLA in 2018, and she’s still enjoying it.
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Lynette’s major work for the Denver station included covering the 1993 visit of the Pope, the standoff in Waco, as well as the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. She also worked for almost a year at KUSA’s sister-station KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas.

KTLA: 1999-Present

Due to her exceptional work at KUSA, Romero was noticed by Los Angeles local news station KTLA by 1999, where she joined as a general assignment reporter in January that year. She’d apparently given a test-anchoring at KTLA 5 News at 10 in December 1997. And in her first year at the job, she was awarded the prestigious Golden Mike Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for reporting and producing the KTLA News series Public Schools: Working the System.

Lynette was instantly admired at KTLA.
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Romero was thus promoted to KTLA Prime News the next year as a co-anchor, which she worked as for over four years from August 2000 to October 2004. She is now a full-time reporter and anchor for the KTLA 5 Morning News since late 2004.

Additionally, Romero is also an advisory board member for the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She even teaches a reporting and anchor class for UCLA Extension. Along the way, she spends  her personal time in the community, appearing at public events & speaking at local schools. She’s also served as master of ceremonies for the Lawyers for Literacy Spelling Bee, the Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon, and for several other community events.

She Is Also Sort of an Actor

During her award-winning successes with anchoring for KTLA, she’s also received the opportunity to appear in several TV series for the roles of the same job she does in real life. She appeared as an anchor on one episode of each, The West Wing, Angel, Weeds and Lincoln Heights, and for the movie Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America. She’s even appeared outside the news world as an actress in an episode of Real Rob, with the role of Andrea.

Lynette Romero’s Personal Life: Married to a Husband with One Child

Lynette Romero married husband David Angulo on July 11, 2003, at the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, six months after the engagement, with the help and in front of close friends and family. They had a Mariachi band at the wedding as they first danced to the song Sabor a Mi.

Good news came for the couple when their only child, daughter Olivia Angulo, was born on August 3, 2004. Even after 16 years of marriage, Lynette says her heart still skips a beat for her husband.

Olivia turns 16 this August.
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Lynette and husband David met in January 1994 at a crash course in Spanish fluency, which was a five-week Spanish immersion program she took at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. There was an instant spark, but a fear arose when they got back home in the US. He was living in Los Angeles, and she was still in Denver.

They kept the relationship going long-distance, but when she moved to LA for her KTLA job in 1999, everything aligned. The big step happened when he took her back to Guadalajara and asked her to be his wife, immediately getting engaged in 2003.

Another Significant Event: Weight Loss

In mid-December 2019, Lynette’s post on social media caused a flurry of comments about how she looked so thin in comparison to her look earlier that year. She did not reveal too much about it until she decided to share the secrets of her weight loss.

Lynette shocked everyone with her weight loss.
Photo Source: Lynette Romero Instagram

In mid-January 2020, Lynette Romero finally revealed that she lost over 50 lbs. since starting the Intermittent Fasting method from July 2019. She brought in Dr. Myles Spar to talk about her story and what it means on KTLA’s Weekend AM piece on January 12, 2020.

Lynette’s Achievements and Awards

Lynette Romero’s most sparkling part of her reporting career has been winning two local Emmys for news reporting and three Golden Mike Awards. After her first Golden Mike Award in her first year at KTLA, she received another one for her work as a co-anchor for KTLA Prime News between 2000 and 2004, along with all her news colleagues.

This is why Lynette has never left KTLA.
Photo Source: Lynette Romero Instagram

She got her third Golden Mike Award as a reporter/anchor for the show Access L.A. – The Latino Experience in 2016. Romero also received a local Emmy for the same work. The same year, she received another Emmy for the five-part series From Farm to Fork as a reporter/producer.

Lynette Romero’s Net Worth and Social Media Presence

As a news anchor, Lynette Romero’s salary is estimated at around $42,000 to $95,000 per year, as that of any other projected KTLA anchor’s salary. With her two-decade work with the LA station, her net worth is estimated to be $800,000.

On social media, Lynette is quite active across multiple platforms. Her Twitter handle is @LynetteRomero with over 42,000 followers on her page. Meanwhile, she has a modest 63,000 followers on her Instagram page handle @lynetteromero. She’s also set up a Facebook page, @lynetteromeroKTLA5 with about 65,000 followers as an extra for her profile @lynette.romerola.

Other Facts about Lynette Romero

  • Romero has a dog named Chewie Pom.
  • She met her childhood crush Donny Osmond in late August 2019.
  • She’s been friends with Cookie Johnson for over 17 years.
  • Instagram verified her account with a blue check in March 2019.

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