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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
  • South Pasadena Father of 5-Year-Old Boy Missing Since April Arrested on Suspicion of Murder: LASD

    The South Pasadena father of a missing 5-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since they left Disneyland together in April has been arrested on suspicion of killing him, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday. Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, was taken into custody in Las Vegas and booked at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Friday, according to a sheriff’s news release. He is being held on $10 million bail at the Clark County Detention Center. Andressian Sr. […]

  • Man Shot Dead by Police After Roommate Dispute Brings Officers to Hollywood Hills Apartment

    A dispute between roommates led to a deadly police shooting at an apartment complex in the Hollywood Hills West neighborhood of Los Angeles late Thursday night. Police received a call about 11 p.m. regarding a tenant dispute at an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Hillside Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Frank Preciado said. The man who called police told arriving officers he wanted to get some property out of a fourth-floor unit he shared with a roommate. […]

  • Man Fatally Shot by Police After Pursuit Ends in Multivehicle Crash in South Gate Area: Authorities

    A carjacking suspect was fatally shot by police after a short pursuit ended in a multivehicle crash in the South Gate area Tuesday morning, authorities said. The chase was initiated around 7:46 a.m. after officers patrolling the South Gate area were alerted to a vehicle that had apparently been carjacked out of the Los Angeles area, according to South Gate Police Department Capt. Darren Arakawa. Multiple police units were following the stolen vehicle when they attempted to initiate a traffic […]

  • Wrightwood Residents Uphappy After Planned Power Outage Goes Forward on Hot Day

    Some Wrightwood residents are unhappy that Southern California Edison went ahead with a planned power outage Monday despite a heat advisory. A spokesperson for the private utility indicated that 3,051 customers were without power. SoCal Edison’s outage website appeared to show more than 4,600 customers affected. The outage, needed for “upgrading equipment,” was scheduled to last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and crews could be seen working in the area. The outage comes on a day when a high of […]

  • Valencia Bank Teller Accused of Befriending, Stealing Money From Older Customers; Detectives Seek Additional Victims

    Deputies arrested a 31-year-old former Valencia bank teller this week after detectives found he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from female clients he groomed to be victims, officials said Friday. Lancaster resident Daniel Andrew Welsh was taken into custody Monday and faces two felony charges of theft from an elder adult, according to Detective Michael Marino with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The charges include special allegations for dollar-loss amounts, deputies said. Investigators declined to identify which Valencia […]

  • Jury Trial Begins in 2012 Killing of Fox Executive Gavin Smith

    Openings statements were scheduled but delayed Wednesday afternoon in the trial of convicted drug dealer John Creech, who is charged with capital murder in the 2012 death of Fox executive Gavin Smith. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 14, 2017.

  • Child Struck By Car After Man Drives Into Colton Home

    A child was seriously injured after a car drove through a front yard, a porch and a house in Colton, according to the Colton Police Department. The driver left the roadway in the 1000 block of North La Cadena Drive around 6:30 p.m., drove through a yard and hit a boy while he was playing outside, Sgt. Robert Wilson said. The 2004 blue Honda vehicle then hit one home before coming to rest inside a second home, Wilson added. The […]

  • ‘I’m Scared Every Minute Now’: Victim Shot While Leaving Gardena Casino With Winnings Speaks Out

    A man who was shot multiple times after leaving Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena said he is still in awe he’s alive. “I’m scared every minute now,” the victim, who wished to remain unidentified as his assailants have not been apprehended, told KTLA on Monday. He was driving away from the casino on June 7 with a “large sum of money” he had won when another vehicle intentionally struck his around 4:30 a.m., according to Gardena police. “I […]

  • Colton Woman Arrested After Allegedly Fatally Stabbing Granddaughter, Injuring 2 Other Relatives

    A Colton woman who was being sought after allegedly stabbing her two granddaughters, one of them fatally, as well as her daughter was arrested on Tuesday, police said. Nicole Darrington-Clark, 43, was taken into custody about 4:15 a.m. by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy who had spotted her parked car in the area of Ninth Street and Waterman Avenue behind a closed business, according to a Colton Police Department news release. The deputy, who had been patrolling the area […]