NBC4/KNBC announced Tuesday that Emmy-award winning journalist, Lynette Romero will join “Today in LA” as anchor and reporter. Romero will anchor NBC4’s weekday newscast from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. alongside co-anchor Adrian Arambulo, Meteorologist Belen De Leon and Traffic Anchor Robin Winston. Her first day on-air will be October 10.
A well-known and respected journalist in Southern California, Romero joins NBC4 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 NBC4. “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 longtime and successful career 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.
NBC4 is the West Coast flagship station of NBCUniversal Local, serving the vast region since 1949. NBC4 produces more than 45 hours each week of local news and weather, and the station features the largest award-winning investigative unit in Southern California. The station also produces “California Live,” a live weekday 30-minute lifestyle show featuring the latest in entertainment, travel and lifestyle trends across the Golden State. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award bestowed on local news, including numerous Los Angeles Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, two national and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a Peabody Award. NBC4 news is delivered across the main broadcast on channel 4, at www.nbcla.com, and through multiple interactive social media platforms 24/7. The NBC Owned Television Stations, part of NBCUniversal Local, also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies.