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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
  • A crash in Lake View Terrace that happened right after a shooting left a man dead on Oct. 16, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Dies After Being Shot Then Crashing SUV Into Lake View Terrace Children’s Museum

    A male driver who was shot and then crashed his SUV into a children’s museum in Lake View Terrace died at the scene on Monday afternoon, police said. A call came in of shooting at about 2:27 p.m. near Terra Bella Street and Foothill Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Ross Nemeroff. Responding police found a victim who had been shot before crashing into a building in the 11800 block of Foothill Boulevard, about a quarter mile from the initial […]

  • Six Flags’ Fright Fest Brings Terrifying Thrills to Valencia

    Fright Fest is officially underway at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia and runs through Oct. 31. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 13, 2017.

  • The Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County is seen burning through the area on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thousands Evacuated, 24 Structures Destroyed in O.C’s Canyon Fire 2; Over 9 Square Miles Burned as Fire Is 5 Percent Contained

    Thousands of Orange County residents have been evacuated from their homes after a wind-whipped brush fire wreaked havoc and destroyed or damaged an unknown number of houses in Anaheim Hills Monday. By 9 p.m.,  the fire had exploded in size to about 6,000 acres, or more than 9 square miles ,and officials said 24 structures were destroyed with at least another 5,000 threatened. Just after 11 p.m., fire officials said the blaze was 5 percent contained and three helicopters would be […]

  • A home in Anaheim Hills appears to be destroyed during the Canyon Fire 2 on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County: List of Mandatory Evacuations, Road and School Closures

    A rapidly spreading brush fire that began in the Anaheim Hills area has burned multiple homes and threatened others, prompting road closures and evacuation orders that impacted 5,000 residences in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin on Monday. At least 6,000 acres have burned in the so-called Canyon Fire 2, which remained 0 percent contained by mid-afternoon. A fire burned in the same general area on Sept. 25, when 2,662 scorched at the edge of Anaheim and Corona. Anaheim fire officials have […]

  • Officer Michael Gracia steps off the plan after returning to Southern California on Oct. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ontario Police Officer Shot in the Head in Las Vegas Back in SoCal After Being Released From Hospital

    An Ontario police officer critically injured after being shot in the head during the Las Vegas mass shooting arrived back in Southern California after being released from the hospital Friday. Officer Michael Gracia stepped off the plane at Brackett Field in La Verne around 1:30 p.m. to cheers and thunderous applause from the large crowd — including his fellow officers — who had gathered to welcome him home, video from the scene showed. He was accompanied by his fiancee and brother, who […]

  • LAPD Declares Unlawful Assembly After DACA Supporters Block Traffic on Wilshire Blvd. in Westwood; 9 Arrested

    Los Angeles police declared an unlawful assembly and made several arrests after supporters of the DACA program blocked traffic on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood on Thursday morning, backup up traffic on the popular thruway and prompting outrage among motorists. The protest, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Veteran Avenue, took place on the same day that eligible recipients under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have to file to renew their status. Demonstrators expressed their support for the […]

  • An injured person is tended to in the intersection of Tropicana Ave. and Las Vegas Boulevard after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on Oct. 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    The Las Vegas Heroes Who Put Their Lives on the Line

    Two women caught in the middle of the Las Vegas shooting recalled how their lives were saved by a stranger who shielded them from a hail of bullets with his own body. Krystal Goddard was in Vegas with her roommate when Stephen Paddock began his shooting spree in which 59 people were killed and another 527 were injured Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Goddard and Amy McAslin were standing by the stage when they began to […]

  • SoCal Residents ID’d Among the Dead, Wounded in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

    Several Southern California residents were among the more than 50 killed or more than 500 wounded during Sunday night’s mass shooting at an open-air concert in Las Vegas, including law enforcement and firefighting crews. Other media reports have indicated there are more local victims, including a young Murrietta mother, a Santa Clarita father and a Navy veteran who served in Afghanistan. Rachel Parker  Among the more than 50 people killed by suspected gunman Stephen Paddock at the Route 91 Harvest festival […]

  • A passenger is removed from a Southwest Airlines flight on Sept. 27, 2017. (Credit: Bill Dumas)

    Woman Dragged Off L.A.-Bound Southwest Flight After Telling Crew She Had Life-Threatening Pet Allergy

    A Southwest Airlines passenger who said she had a life-threatening pet allergy was physically removed from a Los Angeles-bound plane prior to taking off in Baltimore Tuesday, and the incident was captured by fellow passengers on video. Passengers were already aboard Southwest Flight 1525 when the pilot and several Baltimore transportation officers went to the back of the plane to speak with a woman who was having a problem, said Bill Dumas, who recorded video. There were two dogs on […]