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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
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    Democrats Reject Trump’s Proposal to Extend DACA in Exchange for Wall Funding to End Shutdown

    In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a “non-starter.” With polls showing a majority of Americans blaming him and Republicans for the impasse, Trump said from the White House that […]

  • Authorities tend to a horse that became stuck in a dumpster in Huntington Beach on Jan. 18, 2019. (Credit: Huntington Beach Fire Department)

    Officials Rescue Horse Trapped in Dumpster in Huntington Beach

    Rescuers hoisted a horse to safety after it became stuck in a dumpster in Huntington Beach on Friday afternoon. The mishap unfolded shortly before 3:30 p.m. at a private stable near Ellis Avenue and Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach Fire Department officials said. The horse, named Rodeo, slipped out of his enclosure and ended up stepping off of raised platform lined with dumpsters, witness Kara Brundage told KTLA. Brundage said Rodeo then stepped on stop of dumpster and fell in. “To […]

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    Heavy rainfall saturated the ground in Echo Park Thursday, causing the retaining wall outside a hillside apartment building to come crashing down onto two cars. Kareen Wynter reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Jan. 18, 2019.

  • L.A. teachers strike in the rain on Jan. 14, 2019. (Credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

    Tens of Thousands of LAUSD Teachers Walk Off Job, Beginning First Strike in 30 Years

    Under a relentless cold drizzle, 32,000 Los Angeles educators walked off the job Monday in the country’s second-biggest school district. That means about 600,000 kids have no idea when they’ll see their teachers again. Weeks of heated negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles union and the Los Angeles Unified School District went nowhere, leading to the city’s first teachers’ strike in 30 years. But this strike isn’t focused on teachers’ salaries. “It’s absolutely not the pay raise. It’s about […]

  • President of United Teachers Los Angeles Alex Caputo-Pearl speaks at a rally in Los Feliz on Jan. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike […]

  • The Covina mother is seen in a photo provided by her friend, Erica on Jan. 11, 2019.

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  • The country's second-biggest school district could see a mass exodus of teachers Thursday when the Los Angeles teachers' union goes on strike. (Credit: Damian Dovarganes/AP)

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    The country’s second-biggest school district could see a mass exodus of teachers Thursday when the Los Angeles teachers’ union goes on strike. Years of frustration over class sizes, salaries and a shortage of school counselors and nurses have boiled over for more than 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Unified School District has made offers to try to prevent the walkout, but the teachers’ union said they’re not enough. So unless the warring sides find a […]

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    Elizabeth Espinosa reports live from the first day of the 2019 Reptile Super Show at Pomona Fairplex. Originally aired on KTLA 5 Weekend Morning News on Saturday, January 5, 2019. 

  • UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl speaks at a news conference Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAUSD Files Complaint to Prevent Special Education Teachers from Striking as Deal Deadline Approaches

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