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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.


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  • Officials respond to the scene where a man was killed after being run over with his own car as it was being carjacked on Dec. 11, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Man Killed After Being Run Over by His Own Vehicle During Westlake Carjacking; 1 Arrested

    Officials arrested a man accused of running over and killing another man whose vehicle he was stealing in the Westlake district of Los Angeles, police said Tuesday. The incident was first reported as a traffic collision involving a pedestrian around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening before investigators later realized it was a carjacking, according to Sgt. Ricardo Acosta with the Los Angeles Police Department. The violence unfolded on the rooftop level of a parking structure at 611 S. Carondolet St., where […]

  • The Thomas Fire was burning in area of Summerland and Montecito, near the city of Santa Barbara, on Dec. 11, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Thomas Fire Still Threatening Thousands of Homes as It Burns Deeper Into Santa Barbara County; Blaze 20% Contained

    The Thomas Fire, which became the fifth largest blaze in California history on Sunday, is likely to continue to grow Monday as it burns deeper into Santa Barbara County and threatens thousands of homes. Gusty Santa Ana winds will push the fire, which has burned 231,700 acres — or 362 square miles, according to a Cal Fire update Monday morning. The fire was 20 percent contained. The extreme fire behavior will hinder control efforts Monday and have firefighters focused again on […]

  • National Guard helicopters make a water drop as the Thomas Fire approaches the Lake Casitas area on Dec. 9, 2017, near Ojai. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    ‘We Don’t Even Call It Fire Season Anymore … It’s Year Round’: Cal Fire

    Five of California’s most destructive wildfires in modern history have occurred in 2017, and the still-burning Thomas Fire is the 10th most destructive so far, a Cal Fire spokesman said Monday. The 360-square-mile blaze, now the fifth-largest fire by acreage in state history, is continuing to rage and threaten some 18,000 homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The fire has burned nearly 800 structures since it ignited in Santa Paula on Dec. 4. Statewide, more than 10,000 structures have […]

  • A Bonsall neighborhood is seen after being charred in the Lilac Fire on Dec. 8, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Some Evacuation Orders Lifted in 4,100-Acre Lilac Fire in San Diego County; Containment at 15%

    Some evacuation orders were lifted Friday evening in the Lilac Fire as containment of the 4,100-acre blaze burning in San Diego County rose to 15 percent. The blaze has destroyed at least 105 structures since breaking out Thursday morning in the Bonsall area, between Carlsbad and Temecula, according to Cal Fire. About 1,500 structures remained threatened. On Friday, crews were working to stop forward progress of the flames that were covering an area east of Oceanside, north of Vista and […]

  • Judy Hofmann-Sanders survey's the area after her home was consumed by the Creek fire along McBroom Street in Shadow Hills in December, 2017. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Most Affected by Creek Fire in Sylmar Area Will Be Allowed to Return Home; Blaze 20 Percent Contained

    Most residents affected by the Creek Fire will be allowed to return home Thursday evening, officials said. The fire has spread across 15,323 acres, or nearly 24 square miles, since breaking out early Tuesday morning in the area of Kagel Canyon Road, north of Lake View Terrace. But the blaze did not grow overnight Wednesday, according to Cal Fire. It is 10 percent contained. Limeklin Canyon remains closed from Pacoima Canyon Road to Maclay Street. Ebey Canyon and Doane Canyon […]

  • Driven by winds, the Thomas Fire sends embers all over residential neighborhoods north of Ventura. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Wind-Driven Thomas Fire Burns More Than 85 Square Miles in Ventura County, Jumps 101 Fwy; 12,000 Structures Threatened

    A destructive, wind-driven brush fire continued to rage in Ventura County Tuesday night, threatening more than 12,000 structures as it grew to 55,000 acres after jumping the heavily-traveled 101 Freeway, authorities said. The fire, dubbed the Thomas Fire, increased in size to 55,00 acres — over 85 square miles — as of 6:30 p.m., according to the latest update from incident command. The massive inferno remained at 0 percent containment. Meanwhile, a curfew is scheduled to go into effect in the city […]

  • More Than 70 L.A. County Law Enforcement Agencies Now Equipped to Receive 911 Text Messages: LASD

    More than 70 Los Angeles County law enforcement agencies can now receive and respond to 911 text messages, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday. In a statement, the department said all of its stations as well as the following agencies now have that ability: Alhambra Police Department Arcadia Police Department Azusa Police Department Baldwin Park Police Department Beverly Hills Police Department Burbank Police Department California Highway Patrol California Polytechnic University Campus Police California State Long Beach Campus Police California […]

  • A pursuit ended in a fatal collision in Malibu on Nov. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gardener Fatally Struck by Stolen Car Driver Who Was Fleeing Deputies in Malibu: LASD

    The driver of a stolen vehicle who was fleeing deputies crashed into a gardener, killing him, and then struck several parked vehicles, causing another crash and a fire in a series of events that left PCH in Malibu shut down for hours on Wednesday morning. The driver, whose vehicle burst into flames, was pulled from the burning stolen Mazda 6 by responding deputies, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bob Boese. The incident began about 7:50 a.m. when a deputy […]

  • A house is seen ablaze in a suspected arson in Pico Rivera on Nov. 26, 2017. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Juvenile Suspected of Setting Home on Fire in Pico Rivera in Custody

    A juvenile suspected  of setting a house on fire in Pico Rivera Sunday evening has been taken into custody, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said. The fire happened at around 5 p.m. at a house in the 5200 block of Calico Avenue and while law enforcement has only confirmed that the person suspected of arson is a juvenile, neighbors have told KTLA the suspect is actually the 14-year-old son of a woman who lives in that home with him […]