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Elizabeth Espinosa is a multilingual, two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter for KTLA.

She can also be seen on CNN Latino’s “Sin Límites,” available on KBEH-TV Channel 63 in Los Angeles

Elizabeth was previously a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor at KTTV-TV, where she spent six years as one of the station’s pinnacle reporters on the Fox 11 morning news and “Good Day L.A.” In addition to her local work with KTTV-TV, she was a correspondent for “Good Day Live,” a nationally syndicated variety program on the FOX network, which hit the airwaves in 2001.

Elizabeth’s passion for storytelling has taken her across the hemisphere and into some of the world’s most treacherous regions. Most recently, Elizabeth produced and hosted a special report about disabled and abandoned children in El Salvador. In addition, she co-hosted and co-produced “Forgotten Footprints: The Hunted Children of Uganda,” a 30-minute special, which received an Emmy for highlighting the crisis in East Africa. Elizabeth has also traveled to Pakistan to interview women about arranged marriages in Islamabad, Lahore and Al-Qaeda stronghold Peshawar.

Elizabeth began her journalism career as an assignment desk editor in Los Angeles for Telemundo’s flagship Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV. She was also a news reporter for Telemundo’s San Francisco affiliate KSTS-TV, Fox 6’s XETV-TV in San Diego, and at Univision’s flagship station, KMEX-TV in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth credits much of her success to the struggles she’s endured growing up with a severely disabled younger brother. As a result, Elizabeth is an advocate for the rights of the disabled and works with various community groups and non-profit organizations, such as Ability First and HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles).

Throughout her broadcast career, Elizabeth has received many honors. In 2007, the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation named Elizabeth its “Woman of the Year.” That same year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa honored Elizabeth for her support and work with Operation Confidence, a committee that helps the disabled population in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans rebuild. Prior to that, HOLA awarded Elizabeth with its prestigious Voice of Los Angeles award. She’s also won community awards from AIMSA, an international non-profit aimed at offering aid to impoverished women and children and HAPCOA, the Hispanic Police Command Officers Association.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of UCLA and speaks five languages. She is an avid dancer, loves all types of music and is a world traveler.


Recent Articles
  • 74-Year-Old Rabbi Brutally Beaten in Broad Daylight on Fairfax District Street; Attacker Sought

    A 74-year-old man who was walking in a residential part of the Fairfax District on Monday morning was brutally beaten in an apparently unprovoked attack that was captured on a home surveillance camera. The attack occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the 180 block of Formosa Avenue when a man approached the victim and began kicking and punching him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A man who witnessed the aftermath of the attack told KTLA the victim was a rabbi […]

  • LAX Set to Open New Terminal for Wealthy Travelers Looking to Avoid Crowds

    For all those celebrities and wealthy travelers who don’t want to wade through the morass of paparazzi and regular passengers, a security company is debuting a unique LAX terminal with an exclusive entrance, luxury suites, well-stocked refrigerators, private bathrooms and even daybeds. The $22-million facility, called the Private Suite at Los Angeles International Airport, is the first terminal of its kind in the nation. In addition to the fancy fringes, terminal users get access to a dedicated team of security […]

  • Toxic Algae Bloom Sickening, Killing Sea Lions off SoCal Coast

    Local marine care centers are working to rescue dozens of sea lions who were sickened by a toxic algae bloom in Santa Monica Bay. Elizabeth Espinosa reports from Dockweiler Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 12, 2017.

  • Relatives ID 4 Victims of Fatal Highland Crash as Grandfather, Teen, 2 Children

    Friends and family held a vigil Tuesday evening at the site where four family members were killed in a fiery rollover collision in Highland the day before. Juan Perez, 83, Nicolas Luna, 17, Vanessa Hermosillo, 8, and Aiden Hermosillo, 7, died after their Ford Taurus rolled over and burst into flames following a two-car crash in the area of Palm Avenue and Cypress Street, according to one of two fundraising pages, as well as those gathered at the remembrance. The […]

  • 2 Children Among 4 Family Members Killed in Fiery Rollover Crash in Highland

    A fiery collision in Highland left four people dead in one car and the driver of a second vehicle in critical condition, police said Tuesday. The two-car crash, involving a gold Ford Taurus and a silver Acura TL, occurred just before 2:25 p.m. Monday in the area of Palm Avenue and Cypress Street, according to a Highland Police Department news release. When Highland deputies responded to the crash site, they found the Taurus had burst into flames after rolling over […]

  • For His Birthday, South L.A. Boy Asks Stepfather to Adopt Him; Touching Video Goes Viral

    On his 10th birthday, Kalani Watson had an important question for his stepfather, and the request moved Brandon Williamson to tears. Kalani read a letter to his stepdad, thanking him for everything he has done, and eventually asked him to adopt him. The touching moment was captured on video by Kalani’s mother and Williamson’s wife, Porsche, and the Facebook post has since gone viral. “So let’s stop playing and make it official,” the boy said in the video, after asking his stepfather if he could […]

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    Overtime Pay Boosts Combined Salary of 3 L.A. City Firefighters to $1.36 Million

    A trio of Los Angeles city firefighters boosted their combined earnings in 2016 to $1.36 million, with $974,779 of it coming from overtime pay, according to a new survey. Salary data from TransparentCalifornia.com notes fire Capt. Charles Ferrari received $334,655 in overtime, with total earnings of $469,198. Fire Capt. James Vlach received $332,583 in overtime, with total earnings of $469,158, and Firefighter Donn Thompson received $307,542 in overtime, with total earnings of $424,913. The three Fire Department employees received the largest statewide […]

  • Thousands Gather in Downtown Los Angeles for May Day March

    The banner hanging on a stage outside City Hall seemed to sum up the message of this year’s May Day demonstrations: Resist. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Monday to take aim at President Trump’s policies on immigrants here illegally. “We’ve never seen anything at this level in terms of fear and anger in the Latino community,” said David Rodriguez, the state director for the League of United Latin American Citizens, a civil rights group. “It’s important […]

  • Tensions Rise Between Trump Supporters, May Day Demonstrators in Downtown L.A.

    At the corner of Spring and 1st streets, about 150 President Trump supporters and self-described nationalists faced off with several hundred May Day protesters, exchanging insults as a line of helmeted LAPD officers kept them apart. Holding signs that said said “Latinos for Trump,” and “ICE ICE baby and “Deport illegals,” the Trump supporters shouted “America First.” “We have the right to speak our minds,” an African American man with a U.S. flag yelled into a megaphone. “I have the […]