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Lynette Romero leaving KTLA after 24 years

Lynette Romero
Lynette Romero is leaving KTLA after more than two decades. Pic credit: KTLA

Lynette Romero is leaving KTLA after 24 years, it was announced today.

The Emmy Award-winning reporter and anchor’s departure was announced live on air, before being shared by the station on Twitter.

“After nearly 24 years, Lynette Romero, our friend Lynette, has decided to move on from anchoring our weekend morning news,” entertainment anchor Sam Rubin said during a broadcast.

“KTLA management had hoped she would stay here her entire career and KTLA worked hard to make that happen, but Lynette has decided to move on to another opportunity elsewhere.

“Lynette we wish you luck, we miss you and we thank you for everything you’ve done for KTLA, and so many friends and fans of yours… on behalf of everyone here, we wish you and your family nothing but the best. Good luck to Lynette Romero.”

A caption alongside footage of the news report where her departure was announced read, “After nearly 24 years at KTLA, our Lynette Romero has decided to move on and pursue another opportunity. We wish Lynette nothing but the best of luck on her next chapter.”

Fans were quick to flood the comments with well-wishes.

“Nooooo! We love you @LynetteRomero,” wrote one viewer. “We will miss you so very much on KTLA. Just loved watching you. Please be sure to visit from time to time. All the best on your wonderful new journey!”

“Oh no!!!! My weekend will never be the same,” wrote another.

Tweet about Lynette Romero leaving KTLA

“What! I love Lynette Romero!,” one fan said. “She’s been a staple at KTLA! Wishing you nothing but the best in your next chapter!”

Another tweet about Lynette Romero leaving KTLA
Lynette has not yet addressed her exit from KTLA on social media, and it is not yet known what she plans to do next.

She first joined KTLA back in January 1999 as a general reporter and went on to take on various roles over the years, including as co-anchor of KTLA Prime News and later KTLA 5 Morning News.

Her profile page had already been removed from the KTLA website just two hours after it was announced she was leaving the station.

Her departure comes not long after it was announced Dayna Devon was leaving KTLA Weekend Morning News last month.

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Margaret Martinez
Margaret Martinez
21 days ago

So sad to hear that Lynette has left KTLA. Why would she leave without making an announcement? Wish her the best in her new journey.

Nancy ludt
Nancy ludt
21 days ago

Lynette is loved by so many, her fan base wants her to make a statement and I think she owes it to her loyal friends.

Nancy
Nancy
20 days ago
Reply to  Nancy ludt

Yes I agree

Kaytee_Elay
Kaytee_Elay
21 days ago

I wonder if she’s going over to KTTV/FOX 11 to replace Michaela Pereira for their weekday morning news show?

Christina Pascucci also left KTLA in July and is supposed to anchor KTTV’s weekend news beginning in October.

Sounds like what is happening now to KTLA is what happened to KCBS/KCAL – talent leaving to go to another nearby local station.
After General Manager Don Corsini left KCBS to run KTLA, many KCBS alum followed him over to KTLA.

KAYTEE_ELAY

Douglas Quinn
Douglas Quinn
20 days ago

The one that should be leaving is Sam Rubin. Will never understand why he is given as much air time as he gets. Doesn’t KTLA think there’s enough important news to cover rather than having him bloviating about some so called celebrity….seriously, dump the Entertainment Report!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
18 days ago
Reply to  Douglas Quinn

Yeah the entertainment report runs waaaaaay too long.

Adeline
Adeline
20 days ago

We love Sam Rubin, he is the best

Taralin Kiefer
Taralin Kiefer
18 days ago

whoever did this to Lynette should be fired immediately!!! You are right. this. She has always been the epitome of professionalism and grace. Lynette, I do not know if you are watching, but if you are, know that you have so many here that love and respect you. You are missed

Anonymous
Anonymous
18 days ago

My weekends will not start on a good note… Lynette and Mark always made my weekends so awesome. They always had me laughing along with them. You will be missed. It won’t be the same….. With out you Lynette. 😥😥😥

Tony Ahlheim
Tony Ahlheim
18 days ago

RIP Weekend news

I don’t know what to say about Lynette leaving the show. After loosing Chris and then Liberty and now the GLUE that kept it together.

I thank you all for your hard work but I think it is time for me to go also.

Thank you Lynette for your years of service and reports. Maybe I will see you on taco Tuesday.

Tony Ahlheim
HB

Qvangirl
Qvangirl
18 days ago

KTLA has now become another shady news outlet. It really stinks what they did to Lynette Romero. Where is the professionalism?