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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
  • ‘I’m Terrified to Go Back There’: 12-Year-Old Girl Injured in Sal Castro Middle School Shooting Speaks Out

    Ashrah Felix, 12, has been recovering after being shot in the wrist while in class at Sal Castro Middle School on Feb. 1. “I’m terrified to go back there,” the girl said. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News on Feb. 14, 2018. Related: A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Felix in her recovery. 

  • Issa Al-Bayati is shown in a photo posted on a GoFundMe page on Feb. 11, 2018.

    Boy Wounded in Sal Castro School Shooting Still Has Bullet in His Head, Former Teacher Says

    A boy who was wounded in a shooting at Sal Castro Middle School nearly two weeks ago has been released from a hospital but still has a bullet in his head, his former teacher said. A bullet struck 12-year-old Issa Al-Bayati in his skull, but didn’t hit any vital organs, said Bridgette Robinson, who instructed Al-Bayati in English, science and English language development at the school last year. The teacher said he will require additional treatment. Related: A GoFundMe page […]

  • A body was found inside a burning vehicle in Garden Grove on Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Body Found in Burning Car in Garden Grove; Death Deemed Suspicious by Investigators

    The death of a person found inside a burning vehicle in a Garden Grove parking lot has been deemed suspicious by police Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the 9800 block of Garden Grove Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. on a report of a car engulfed in flames, Garden Grove Police Department Lt. Jeff Nightengale said. “Once the Fire Department got the fire under control they noticed that there was a body in the vehicle,” Nightengale said. An updated news release […]

  • Protestors march in an area of South Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2018, near where 16-year-old Anthony Weber was shot dead by an L.A. County sheriff's deputy nearly a week earlier, demanding answers in the teen's death. (Credit: KTLA)

    Protestors in South L.A. Demand Answers in Death of Anthony Weber, Teen Shot Dead by Sheriff’s Deputy

    In the same South Los Angeles neighborhood where 16-year-old Anthony Weber was shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy nearly a week ago, protestors gathered and demanded answers in a shooting where a gun’s still missing. After Weber was fatally shot by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy last Sunday, law enforcement officials alleged he was armed at the time. But the gun they said he had has still not been found. On the night of the shooting, some people gathered […]

  • Authorities Investigate String of Pharmacy Burglaries in Valencia Area

    Authorities are investigating a string of pharmacy burglaries in the Valencia area, one of which was caught on camera. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 8, 2018.

  • An investigation was underway after human remains were set ablaze in a Home Depot parking lot in Cypress Park on Feb. 1, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Charged With Dismembering Wife in Pasadena, Transporting Remains on Metro Train Before Burning Them in Cypress Park

    The dismembered body found set on fire in Cypress Park belonged to a homeless woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Pasadena then transported to northeast Los Angeles on a Metro train, police said Tuesday. Valentino Gutierrez, 56, has been charged with felony counts of murder and arson in connection with the grisly homicide, the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office said. Los Angeles police investigators revealed new details about the case they called “particularly disturbing” in an afternoon […]

  • Ex-L.A. Clippers Player Rasual Butler, Wife Killed in Violent, Solo-Vehicle Crash in Studio City

    Former Los Angeles Clippers player Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a solo-vehicle, high-speed crash in Studio City early Wednesday morning, officials said. The couple were in a newer model Range Rover when it crashed in the 11200 block of Ventura Boulevard about 2:25 a.m. The SUV was speeding on westbound lanes of Ventura Boulevard when the vehicle drove off the road and jumped a curb, hit three parking meters, plowed into a concrete wall and flipped over twice […]

  • Actor Mark Salling arrives at the Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" at the Regency Village Theater on August 6, 2011 in Westwood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    ‘Glee’ Star Mark Salling Dead in Apparent Suicide After Pleading Guilty to Possessing Child Porn: LAPD

    More than a month before he was scheduled to be sentenced for possessing child pornography, “Glee” star Mark Salling was found dead in an apparent suicide in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to LAPD. He was 35. Los Angeles Police Department sources confirmed the actor’s death to KTLA, saying Salling hanged himself. Salling’s attorney, Michael J. Proctor, also confirmed in a statement that his client had died early Tuesday morning “Mark was a gentle and loving person, a person of […]

  • Victor Quinonez in an interview on Jan. 29, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Pico Rivera Student Who Recorded Teacher’s Anti-Military Rant Hopes to Serve in Marines

    After his secretly recorded videos of his teacher’s derogatory comments about members of the U.S. military went viral, a Pico Rivera student who hopes to join the Marines is staying out of school over concerns about his own safety. Victor Quinonez, a senior at El Rancho High School, recorded video of his U.S. government teacher Gregory Salcido ranting about the military and insulting service members’ intelligence. The diatribe was apparently prompted in part by Quinonez’ wearing a U.S. Marines sweatshirt. […]