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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
  • Folks from Polar Playground create cotton candy creations on the 5 Live set. (Credit: KTLA)

    Polar Playground Showcases Northern Lights Cotton Candy

    To celebrate national cotton candy day, Polar Playground appears on KTLA’s 5 Live on Dec 7, 2018, to showcase their Northern Lights cotton candy with five different colors, each with a different flavor.

  • Award-Winning Chef Michael Cimarusti on Reimagining Best Girl’s Menu

    Award-Winning Chef Michael Cimarusti has been working behind-the-scenes for several months with Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles to reimagine the hotel’s signature restaurant, Best Girl.

  • Courtney Rich of ‘Cake by Courtney’ on How to Decorate Cakes for the Holidays

    Courtney Rich of “Cake by Courtney” shows how to decorate festive cakes on KTLA’s 5 Live on Dec. 5, 2018. More information is at cakebycourtney.com. You can follow her on Instagram at @cakebycourtney.

  • Chef Melissa Mayo discusses traditional Hanukkah foods on 5 Live on Dec. 4, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Chef Melissa Mayo Discusses Traditional Hanukkah Foods

    Chef Melissa Mayo visited the KTLA 5 Live studio on Wednesday to talk about traditional Hanukkah foods. The Jewish festival of lights began on Saturday. Mayo discussed foods eaten throughout the eight days of Hanukkah, the symbolism behind them as well as new spins on traditional favorites. More information is at melissamayo.com.

  • UCLA Office of Emergency Management Gives Tips on Being Prepared for Emergency

    Art Kirkland is the director of UCLA’s Office of Emergency Management. With the state of California still dealing with widespread destruction from a series of wildfires, Kirkland came to the KTLA 5 Live studio on Nov. 16, 2018 to discuss what people should do in the case of an emergency, and what you can do right now to be prepared. Click here for more information.

  • Bliss and Baker Shows How to Make Crispy Pumpkin Pie

    Bliss and Baker dropped by KTLA’s 5 Live on Nov. 13, 2018 to show us how to make crispy pumpkin pie. More info is at blissandbaker.com. Crust 2 tablespoons salted butter 3 cups mini marshmallows 4 cups crisped rice cereal Filling  3 tablespoons salted butter 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin spice seasoning (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove) 4 cups mini marshmallows 4 drops orange food coloring (preferably gel-based like Americolor) 5 cups crisped rice cereal Instructions For the crust, prepare a […]

  • Food Network chef Melissa Mayo and Four Seasons of Beverly Hills head chef Luca Moriconi prepare an Italian Thanksgiving meal on KTLA's 5 Live on Nov. 12, 2018.

    Chefs Melissa Mayo, Luca Moriconi Prepare an Italian Thanksgiving Meal

    Food Network chef Melissa Mayo and Four Seasons Beverly Hills head chef Luca Moriconi prepare an Italian Thanksgiving meal on KTLA’s 5 Live on Nov. 12, 2018. More info about Mayo’s work is at melissamayo.com. You can follow Moriconi on Instagram at @moriconi.luca.

  • Sgt. Doug Turner appears on KTLA's 5 Live on Nov. 7, 2018.

    Sgt. Doug Turner Discusses Recruitment Event for Veterans in Long Beach

    Sgt. Doug Turner is the event director for the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Job Fair, which will be held from at the Long Beach Convention Center on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. He discussed the event with KTLA’s 5 Live on Nov. 7, 2018. Click here for more info.

  • Maryjane Puffer, executive director of the the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health, talks about the fourth annual Tooth Fairy Convention at the Dodger Stadium with KTLA’s 5 Live on Oct. 22, 2018.

    Maryjane Puffer on the 4th Annual Tooth Fairy Convention at Dodger Stadium

    Maryjane Puffer, executive director of the the L.A. Trust for Children’s Health, talks about the fourth annual Tooth Fairy Convention at the Dodger Stadium with KTLA’s 5 Live on Oct. 22, 2018. More info about the Nov. 17 event can be found on www.thelatrust.org.