NBC4/KNBC announced on Tuesday that Emmy-winning journalist Lynette Romero will join “Today in LA” as an anchor and reporter. Romero will host 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. His first day on the air will be October 10.
A well-known and respected reporter in Southern California, Romero joins NBC4 with more than three decades of news experience and dozens of community awards and accolades. His versatility and in-depth reporting has included coverage of many of Southern California’s biggest stories. She has been both in front of 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 through on air and in person,” said Renee Washington, vice president of news at NBC4. “She’s a dynamic presenter with an optimistic approach to helping our viewers start their day, and I’m happy to welcome her to the NBC4 family.”
In a video shared with NBC4 audiences, Romero said, “I have a new family, I have a new home. I’m going to “Today in LA” on NBC4 and I’m so excited. So come with me, let me open the door and welcome you. I am excited to begin.
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 southern neighborhoods. She is also passionate about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss and dementia in the face of an aging population.
Romero joins NBC4 after a long and successful career at KTLA Los Angeles where she anchored just about every newscast, most recently serving as the weekend anchor for its morning newscast. Prior to that, Romero anchored and reported at KUSA in Denver where she covered the 1993 papal visit, the standoff in Waco and the federal building bombing 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 a week of local news and weather, and the station has the largest award-winning investigative unit in the southern California. The station also produces “California Live”, a live 30-minute weekday lifestyle show featuring the latest entertainment, travel and lifestyle trends across the Golden State. NBC4’s news operation has received nearly every industry award given to 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 via the main broadcast on Channel 4, at www.nbcla.com, and via several interactive social media platforms 24/7. NBC-owned television stations, which are part of NBCUniversal Local, also operate COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of the country’s most beloved and iconic television shows and movies. ‘America.