Axed KTLA anchor lands at NBC’s ‘Today in LA’

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NBC Los Angeles announced today that Emmy-award winning journalist, Lynette Romero will join “Today in LA” as anchor and reporter.

Romero will anchor the station’s weekday newscast from 4 to 7:00 a.m. local time alongside co-anchor Adrian Arambulo, meteorologist Belen De Leon and traffic anchor Robin Winston. Her first day on-air will be Oct. 10, 2022.

Romero joins KNBC with 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.

“Lynette has the right combination of journalistic experience and genuine warmth that comes across on the air and in person,” said Renee Washington, vice president of news at the station in a statement. “She is a dynamic anchor with an upbeat approach to help our viewers kick start their day, and I am happy to welcome her to the NBC4 family.”

In a video shared with NBC4’s audiences, Romero said this: “I have a new family, I have a new home. I’m going to ‘Today in LA’ at NBC4 and I’m so excited. So come with me, let me open the door and welcome you in. I can’t wait to get started.”

Romero has a deep devotion to giving back to the local community. She is active in many charities and events that support students and underserved neighborhoods throughout the southland. She is also passionate about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, memory loss and dementia facing the aging population.

Romero joins NBC4 after a long tenture at KTLA Los Angeles where she anchored just about every newscast, most recently serving as weekend anchor for its morning newscast.

Before that, Romero anchored and reported at KUSA in Denver where she covered the 1993 papal visit, the standoff in Waco and the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Romero left KTLA earlier in September 2022. Co-anchor Mark Mester openly criticized how the station handled her employment situation and departure. Mester would later depart the station, reportedly after management became unhappy with his comments about Romero.

There’s been no word on Romero’s future.