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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
  • Latisha Nixon provided this undated photo of her and her son, Gemmel Moore.

    Mother of Man Who Overdosed at WeHo Home of Prominent Democratic Donor Says Police Are Turning ‘Blind Eye’

    The mother of a man who died after apparently overdosing at the West Hollywood apartment belonging to prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck told KTLA that there is more to the story behind the death. Latisha Nixon is asking the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to launch a “thorough investigation” into her son Gemmel Moore’s death. Moore, 26, was found dead on July 27 while working as an escort. The death was ruled an accident, but Nixon is skeptical. “It seems […]

  • Demonstrators Clash During Anti-War Rally in Koreatown

    Demonstrators who gathered in Koreatown Monday for an anti-war rally amid ongoing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea clashed.  Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 14, 2017.

  • A brush blaze was burning in Riverside on Aug. 13, 2017. (Credit: LOUDLABS)

    Blaine Fire in Riverside 30 Percent Contained at 1,044 Acres; Evacuation Order Lifted

    A brush fire in the Box Springs Mountain area of Riverside is 30 percent contained at 1,044 acres and evacuation order near the blaze has been lifted. The Blaine Fire was reported about 4:10 p.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Blaine Street in the city of Riverside before it quickly burned into Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department jurisdiction, according to the Cal Fire’s incident information page. Cal Fire had briefly upgraded the containment of the fire to 44 […]

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the podium as he announces a deal has been reached with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Los Angeles City Council Approves 2028 Olympic Games Agreement

    Rushing to meet a deadline imposed by Olympics officials, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to endorse a bid for the 2028 Summer Games even though council members acknowledged they were acting without complete information. The council’s unanimous decision will put tax dollars at risk by making the city responsible for any shortfall if the massive, $5.3-billion sports event goes over budget. “We are the only city that has two successful Olympics – that’s what I look to,” Councilman […]

  • Ruben Velasco is seen in an image posted by family members to a GoFundMe page.

    Family IDs 1 of 3 Marines Missing in Crash Off Australia as Ruben Velasco of Southern California

    Family members and friends have identified one of the Marines missing following a U.S. military aircraft crash off the coast of Australia as Ruben Velasco from Southern California. Velasco’s parents said uniformed officers came to their home over the weekend to inform them the search for their son was being called off and was now considered a recovery. “We are all in disbelief and cannot fathom the loss of our son. The grief my wife has to bear is immeasurable. […]

  • Residents Protest Reopening of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility

    Residents in Porter Ranch gathered Monday evening to protest the reopening of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. The facility was deemed “safe to operate” and capable of reopening at “a greatly reduced capacity” by state engineering and safety enforcement experts last week. But local residents and the County of Los Angeles — which has filed a temporary restraining order requesting the facility’s reopening be blocked — are wary of that decision following a massive leak in 2015. A court […]

  • Draymond Green Sued in L.A. by Couple Alleging Assault at Michigan Restaurant

    Woodland Hills attorney Lisa Bloom on Tuesday announced a new lawsuit against Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green, alleging assault, battery and related claims. Jermaine Edmondson, a former Michigan State University football player, said he and his girlfriend Bianca bumped into Green at a Michigan restaurant, where the alleged confrontation occurred. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on July 25, 2017. Here is my announcement re a new case we are filing against NBA star Draymond […]

  • A man lying next to a pool at a Toluca Lake home was taken into custody on July 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspected Burglar in Custody After Standoff With LAPD at Toluca Lake Home

    A suspected burglar was taken into custody after a standoff with Los Angeles police officers at a Toluca Lake home midday Monday. Officers were called to the 10100 block of Toluca Lake Avenue in the morning, a media relations representative with the Los Angeles Police Department said. The home is in a quiet residential area filled with million-dollar homes. SWAT officers could be seen surrounding the home in the noon hour, and a man was lying face down next to a […]

  • O.C. Evicting Homeless From Riverbed Encampment Near Honda Center

    The homeless living along a riverbed near Honda Center in Anaheim are being evicted from the area Monday. Elizabeth Espinosa and Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 17, 2017.