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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 man and woman were found dead following an intense fire at a Garden Grove house on Sept. 22, 2018. (Credit: Garden Grove Fire Department)

    Man and Woman Killed in Garden Grove House Fire

    A man and woman died in an intense fire at a Garden Grove home Saturday night, authorities said. The deadly fire was first reported about 7:45 p.m. at a single-story house in the 8800 block of Chapman Avenue, just west of Magnolia Street, Garden Grove Fire Department Capt. Thanh Nguyen said in a written statement. Firefighters encountered flames coming through the roof of the home when they arrived, he said. “Crews encountered a large volume of fire which prompted additional […]

  • Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z perform on stage for the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2014. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beyonce, Jay-Z Performance at Rose Bowl This Weekend Expected to Cause Heavy Traffic

    Expect heavy traffic around the Rose Bowl this weekend. Beyonce and Jay-Z will be performing on both Saturday and Sunday, where 55,000 people will attend their concert. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 21, 2018.

  • The Santa Monica Pier is seen on Sept. 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Homicide Investigation Underway After Man’s Body Found Under Santa Monica Pier

    A man was found with a blunt force injury underneath the Santa Monica Pier Thursday, promoting a homicide investigation, police said. The man’s body was discovered near the water line by a beach maintenance worker at about 6:40 a.m., and police responded to the area. “Officers immediately noticed that he appeared to suffer trauma to his head, consistent with some sort of blunt object that struck his head,” Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez told KTLA. The man was believed […]

  • Photos of a man suspected of attacking homeless people in downtown L.A. on Sept. 16, 2018, are seen here. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Police Release Video of Man Wanted in Connection With Attacks on Sleeping Homeless People in Downtown L.A.

    Video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday shows a man who authorities are hoping to identify in connection with a series of attacks on homeless people beaten with a baseball bat while sleeping on the street in downtown L.A. The suspect appears to also be a transient, LAPD Capt. William Hayes said in an afternoon press briefing, noting that the man is always seen traveling on foot and doesn’t appear to use a vehicle. At least three […]

  • The founders of anti-human trafficking organization "Strike Out Slavery," Los Angeles Angels Baseman Albert Pujols and his wife, Deidre, stand alongside other organizers during an event in Anaheim on Sept. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Strike Out Slavery’ Event at Angels Game in Anaheim Rallies Against Human Trafficking

    Baseman for the Los Angeles Angeles, Albert Pujols and his wife Deidre found the anti-human trafficking organization “Strike Out Slavery,” which held a demonstration at one the team’s games on Saturday. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 15, 2018.

  • Patrol cars are seen outside a residential complex in Castaic on Sept. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Shooting Suspect in Custody After Hourslong Standoff at Senior Apartment Complex in Castaic: Sheriff’s Department

    A shooting suspect was detained late Friday night, seven hours after she had barricaded herself inside her residence at a senior apartment complex in Castaic, officials said. Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s station were called to the Castaic Lake Senior Apartments on the 31000 block of Castaic Road for a welfare check around 4 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. When the officers arrived, a woman allegedly open fired from inside the location. The complex was […]

  • A body could be seen in the back yard of a home in Harbor Gateway on Sept. 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman in Custody After Body Found in Backyard of Harbor Gateway Home: LAPD

    A suspect was taken into custody after a man’s body was discovered in the backyard of a Harbor Gateway home on Wednesday morning, police said. Officers responded to the 800 block of 173rd Street just before 10 a.m. after Gardena police reported suspicious activity involving a female to LAPD, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Ray Brown. Investigators learned that a woman appeared to be disposing a body in the rear of the property, sparking a homicide investigation, LAPD […]

  • Emergency Homeless Shelter Opens in Downtown Los Angeles

    More than 40 people moved into an emergency shelter on Monday in downtown Los Angeles, created to help the homeless population. Elizabeth Espinosa reports for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 10, 2018.

  • Elon Musk Smokes Joint, Wields Flamethrower, Talks Flying Cars on Joe Rogan’s Podcast

    There was whiskey, a joint, a Samurai sword and long conversations about artificial intelligence and the end of the universe. Just another installment in the extraordinary saga of Elon Musk, the billionaire leader of two major companies that are trying to change the world. The CEO of electric-car maker Tesla and rocket startup SpaceX spent more than two-and-a-half hours Thursday night talking to podcast host Joe Rogan about what it’s like inside his head (“a never-ending explosion”), keeping a car […]