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Natalie Lizarraga is a digital multimedia journalist and cohost of “5 Live,” KTLA’s digital-only newscast.

As an L.A. native, Natalie is happy to be back home, after spending the last three years in the Midwest as a morning anchor.

Natalie was born in Arcadia, raised in the San Fernando Valley and attended High School in Calabasas. She earned her bachelor’s degree in television production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and later graduated with her master’s in broadcast journalism from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

After graduation, Natalie worked for CBS Television and “Entertainment Tonight” as a talent assistant and field producer, covering movie junkets, red carpet premieres, the Super Bowl, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the ESPYs.

In 2015, Natalie joined WKEF-TV in Dayton, Ohio, as the morning traffic and entertainment anchor.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to the Bahamas, fostering dogs for the Humane Society of Los Angeles, trying every new workout the city of L.A. has to offer and catching up with her loved ones.

Recent Articles
  • Balancing Self-Care with ‘Create & Cultivate’ founder Jaclyn Johnson

      Create & Cultivate is the leading digital media platform nationwide conference for millennial women in business. This weekend they will be holding their first ever self-care summit in Downtown LA at the Hudson Lofts. The summit will offer panels, keynotes, pop ups, workshops, crystal readings and meditation sessions. From the Zen Den to the CBD lounge — get ready to chillllllll out. You can purchase tickets at This segment aired July 18th, 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 […]

  • Baskin-Robbins Opens New Store in Encino

      Baskin-Robbins is bringing its next generation “Moments” concept store to Encino located at 17330 Ventura Blvd.. The grand opening will take place this Sunday, July 14! Designed to spark joy and optimism, the “Moments” design also features a new product platform called ice cream novelties, a collection of premium, hand-dipped and snackable frozen sweets to give guests more variety when indulging in a treat. They graciously brought in the ultimate Office party kit for 5 LIVE to enjoy. This […]

  • Hotel Erwin Wants to be Your Favorite Rooftop in Venice

    The 5 Live crew took a field trip to Hotel Erwin in Venice, where Erwin’s Kitchen & Cocktails recently opened. Executive Chef Aaren Gutierrez then joined them in studio to show them some of her healthy and gluten free dishes. For more information about the new hotel, visit their website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This segment aired on the KTLA’s 5 Live on May 9, 2019.  

  • Eat & Drink on the Beach: Pacific Wine & Food Classic Preview

      Hundreds of culinary creators are serving up the best Orange County has to offer at the 3rd annual Pacific Wine & Food Classic. Founder Pam Waitt, who is also president of OC Restaurant Association, joined KTLA 5 Live to sample some dishes you’ll find on the soft sands of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 2-5 p.m. Find tickets here. This segment aired July 11, 2019.

  • Summer Snack Trends With Adam Cohen

      “Snax-Pert”Adam Cohen, CMO of Keen Growth Capital-KEEN Growth Capital identifies food, beverage and wellness companies with great potential started by revolutionary-thinking and passionate entrepreneurs came to show 5 LIVE the hottest trends in healthy snacking this summer. From Cookie Pop to Pasta Chips,  and hummus dressing we have your holiday picnic covered. This segment aired on July 2, 2019

  • Delightful ‘Tesse’ Brings Old World France to WeHo

      Tesse Restaurant has been dubbed the ‘Sunset Strip charmer,’ by Los Angeles Times critic, Bill Addison, and is a standout restaurant located in West Hollywood. Known for its impressive charcuterie,  Executive Chef-Partner Raphael Francois, brings his fine dining European culinary techniques to a prime location on Sunset Blvd. The 5 LIVE Crew sat down with Chef Raphael to talk charcuterie, wine, and having a place that he can finally call his own, right here in Los Angeles. This segment […]

  • Strand Boards Brings The Beach To You

    Strand Boards surfboard showers brings the beach vibe to you! Founder, Hansni Thadhani, brought those beach vibes right to the 5 LIVE studio at KTLA. The showers are made from 100% real surfboards, great for backyards, hotels, lake houses, resorts, washing off after pool or beach no matter where you are in the country. Each shower is 100% custom, handmade, hand shaped, and hand painted locally in Manhattan Beach, Ca. Check out Strand Boards on Social @strandboards and you can […]

  • 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

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