Andy Riesmeyer is a senior show producer with KTLA’s 5 Live, streaming on and the KTLA 5 News app weekdays at noon and 2 p.m. He joined the station in November 2018.

Recent Articles
  • New Music Friday: Motown Meets Los Angeles as Devon Gilfillian Rocks Tribute to Mickey Mouse

      Artist Devon Gilfillian talks to KTLA 5 Live for New Music Friday about how Mickey Mouse inspired fashion, art and culture for the last 90 years, becoming The True Original. Devon performed at the Levi’s Haus of Strauss Summer of Music kickoff in Los Angeles. Find him at @devongilfillian. This segment sired August 7, 2019.

  • Montage Laguna Beach Celebrates National Watermelon Day

      Chef Benjamin Martinek from Montage Laguna Beach’s Studio restaurant joins 5 LIVE with a summery Watermelon & Tomato Ceviche to celebrate National Watermelon Day, which is August 3.  The dish combines the best-of-the-season Watermelon and Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes, resulting in a totally refreshing colorful summer dish exploding with plenty of flavor and satisfying textures. Studio is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has amazing panoramic views. It is built in the Laguna Beach craftsman style, […]

  • New Music Friday: Elle Winter

      This week’s #NewMusicFriday is a stellar performance from artist Elle Winter.  She performs  her latest single “Do You” off her debut EP expected this fall. Elle was born and raised in New York City and was discovered by Disney at age 13, competing on its“Next Big Thing” program alongside stars like Chloe x Halle. In February 2019, Elle signed to RED MUSIC, a label venture of Sony Music Entertainment. You can follow Elle’s musical journey on Instagram @ElleWinter This […]

  • We Ordered The Cake That Will Help You Take Out Your Aggression

      KTLA 5 Live worked with LA Smash Cakes to celebrate host Natalie Lizarraga’s birthday. The cakes are molded out of chocolate and come with a mallet to crush them open, revealing the candy cornucopia inside. Find more info at This Segment aired August 6, 2019

  • andSons Chocolate

    This Beverly Hills Chocolate Is Edible, Bite-Sized Art

    We don’t want to oversell the latest 5 Live Field Trip, but it might be the most beautiful thing we’ve ever done. It’s all because of the subject matter: andSons Chocolatiers. The shop reopened earlier this year in Beverly Hills. Brothers Phil and Marc Covitz carry on their mother’s legacy; she first opened a chocolate shop on the same corner of Brighton Way 35 years ago. Instagram celebrity pastry chef Kriss Harvey works on the flavors and style of each […]

  • Atrium: Los Feliz’s Happy Hour Hidden Gem

      Located on the historic Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz, the newest culinary kid on the block is leading a new Eastside culinary renaissance within its highly populated and dynamic neighborhood in Los Angeles.  Atrium, can be found nestled inside a pocket along Vermont Avenue. The 5 LIVE crew enjoyed happy hour on the outdoor patio while tasting the amazing small bites from Executive Chef-Partner Hunter Pritchett. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on June 25, 2019

  • 5 Live Visits Mezcal El Silencio in Santa Monica

    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the 5 Live crew took a look inside the Mezcal El Silencio headquarters in Santa Monica recently. Samantha and Natalie chatted with brand director Natalia Garcia Bourke about the history of mezcal, how to drink it and the differences between the smokey drink and tequila. Viewers can experience the Mezcaleria and Speakeasy at the L.A. Galaxy stadium in Carson. You can find more about El Silencio by heading to their website. And for […]

  • Playing a $30,000 Game of Thrones Guitar With Fender’s CEO

    Game of Thrones and Fender Guitars have teamed up for some exclusive and expensive axes. The cheapest guitar in the special collection costs $25,000.  They’re so excited about the collaboration, Fender CEO Andy Mooney brought them to KTLA for a demonstration. 5 Live’s Andy Riesmeyer checked out the trio of guitars including a Targaryen Stratocaster, a Stark Telecaster and the Lannister Jaguar. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on April 17, 2019.

  • The Black Tux Fashion Director Brice Pattison Spotlights Men’s Wedding Fashion Trends

    The Black Tux fashion director Brice Pattison joined Andy and Robert to talk about wedding fashion trends for men. Pattison says men are taking ownership of their wedding day looks and this is leading to more creative expression on the special day. Andy is wearing a marigold shawl tuxedo, and Robert is wearing a white dinner jacket, both are by The Black Tux. You can learn more about the company on their website, or follow them on Instagram and Twitter. […]

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