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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
  • Investigators search for evidence in a Mercedes-Benz GLK parked in a Rolling Hills Estates mall garage after a woman was found stabbed to death inside the SUV on May 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Arrested in Rolling Hills Estates Stabbing Death Released After DA Asks for Further Investigation

    The woman arrested last week in the stabbing death of a woman at a Rolling Hills Estates mall parking lot was released from custody Tuesday morning, authorities confirmed. Cherie Townsend, 39, was arrested Thursday after investigators say evidence found at the crime scene led authorities to her. During a news conference Friday to announce Townsend’s arrest, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said she would be charged with murder in the case. However, Townsend was released about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, […]

  • School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

    Faculty Members Call for USC President to Step Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

    Two hundred USC professors on Tuesday demanded the resignation of university President C. L. Max Nikias, saying he had “lost the moral authority to lead” in the wake of revelations that a campus gynecologist was kept on staff for decades despite repeated complaints of misconduct. In a letter to USC’s Board of Trustees, the faculty members wrote that they had come together to “express our outrage and disappointment over the mounting evidence of President Nikias’ failure to protect our students, […]

  • Off-Duty OCFA Firefighter Reunites With Burned 10-Year-Old Girl He Helped Treat

    An off-duty Orange County Fire Authority firefighter was reunited with a 10-year-old girl on Monday he helped treat after she fell into a small fire pit at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. Heddleston met with Charlotte Chapin and her family in Mission Viejo. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 21, 2018.  

  • A photo of Armed Forces Day on May 19, 2018, in Torrance. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Torrance

    Armed Forces Day was celebrated in Torrance on Saturday. A 5K run was part of the event, which began on Friday and continues through Sunday. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 19, 2018.

  • A still from surveillance video released by Downey police shows a security guard being run over in the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant on May 17, 2018.

    Man Arrested on Suspicion of Running Over Security Guard After He Was Ejected From Downey Mexican Restaurant

    A man accused of purposefully running over a security guard after he was asked to leave a Downey eatery turned himself in on Friday, police said. Hector Jonathan Aceves Vallejo was subsequently arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident, which occurred Thursday at Gloria’s Cocina Mexicana Restaurant, the Downey Police Department said in a news release. Officers responded to the establishment at 7401 Florence Ave. around 10:20 p.m. that night and found the 49-year-old guard suffering […]

  • Mother Killed When Suspected DUI Driver Hits Her, 3 Other Family Members Out for Walk in Irvine

    A suspected DUI driver plowed into a family as they were out for a walk in Irvine, killing the mother and injuring her husband and their two teenage children, police said Thursday. A man living near Ridgeline and Turtle Rock drives said he was home when he heard the crash about 8 p.m. Wednesday and rushed outside. Ali Kachueian arrived at the crash scene and found victims all around him. Good Samaritans were trying to get the driver out of […]

  • Man Attacked in DTLA 7-Eleven Store Is Found After His Family Reported Him Missing

    A man has been found days after he was beaten for defending a 7-Eleven store clerk in downtown Los Angeles. His family reported him missing after the attack, which was captured on video. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on May 17, 2018.

  • The two victims are seen in a family photo provided to KTLA.

    ‘They Were Almost Home’: 2 Boys Killed in Street-Racing Crash in Riverside County ID’d

    Two boys killed in a street-racing crash while on their way home from school in Riverside County have been identified, coroner records showed Wednesday. Dominic and Antonio Gonzalez died after sustaining injuries on the road in the 21000 block of Oakwood Street in Perris Tuesday evening, according to the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s website. Their family said the siblings, 6 and 8 years old, had just been picked up from school by their 20-year-old brother when one of two drivers who […]

  • A DACA supporter holds a sign at a rally outside of a court hearing in Pasadena on May 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Immigrant Youth Rally Outside 9th Circuit Appellate Court in Pasadena as Judges Question Trump Move to End DACA

    A federal appeals court in California grappled on Tuesday with a case regarding the Trump administration’s legal justifications for terminating DACA, the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation. Dozens of immigrant youth and supporters rallied outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Pasadena as a three-judge panel weighed oral arguments in one of five cases involving DACA making their way through the courts. The judges […]