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Natalie Lizarraga was a digital multimedia journalist and cohost of “5 Live.” She left the station in September 2019.

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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
  • The Queen Mary Hosts ‘Food and Culture Utopia’ at First Annual Night Market

      The Queen Mary joined KTLA 5 Live to discuss the inaugural Queen Mary Night Market happening Friday, September 20 from 6 p.m – 11 p.m. Highlighting SoCal`s diverse culinary scene and arts culture, Queen Mary Night Market will offer dozens of food vendors and local craft makers selling and showcasing original designs. Tickets are $7 and can be bought at This segment aired Sept. 17, 2019

  • Happy Hour at Alice in West Hollywood

      Alice, which is located in the new 1 Hotel in West Hollywood recently launched Alice After Work, which runs from 5-6pm Monday through Friday for 50% off almost the entire food and beverage menu. Guests can sip half-discounted, refreshing cocktails that pay homage to LA’s farmers markets on the beautiful outdoor patio just off the Sunset Strip while snacking on dishes like Pimento Cheese Dip, Mushroom “Eggrolls”, salads, and more. This segment aired September 17th, 2019

  • Argentina Meets California at the Neighborhood Barcito in DTLA

    KTLA 5 Live visited DTLA’s Barcito to try the new cocktail menu. The restaurant has an Argentinian flare on classics you love at a neighborhood bar. Find them @barcito. Segment aired September 10, 2019

  • How To Roll The Perfect Burrito with Chef Aaren at Hotel Erwin

      Hotel Erwin is California’s quintessential Venice Beach hotel. They recently launched a brand new brunch at High Rooftop Lounge, with Executive Chef Aaren Gutierrez putting her spin on Erwin-inspired dishes. Chef Aaren shows KTLA viewers how roll the perfect breakfast burrito, and make her signature Ajiverde Salsa – perfect to make at home! High Rooftop Lounge Brunch is 11:30am – 3pm  on the weekends with acoustic live music and rotating DJs. Follow @HotelErwin on Social Media. This segment aired September […]

  • The Best Things We Ate at The Taste 2019

    KTLA 5 Live’s Andy Riesmeyer checks out The Taste 2019 to sample the festival’s most popular restaurants for Saturday, August 31, 2019. About The Taste presented by the Los Angeles Times: The flavors of tomorrow combine with the culinary traditions of Los Angeles and Costa Mesa at The Taste. Showcasing the very best from the capital of culinary innovation: Southern California. Enjoy bites from dozens of hand-picked local eateries ranging from haute cuisine to your favorite comfort food with flavors from all over the globe. Sip, savor, and celebrate […]

  • Los Angeles Times ‘The Taste’ Preview

      Los Angeles Times The Taste returns this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, taking place on the Paramount Studios backlot.  Ocean Prime, Bibigo Kitchen, and Pasta Sisters all joined us in studio for a delicious sample of the event.  Los Angeles Times The Taste will have small bites and drinks from more than 100 chefs, restaurants, and bars. The events feature unlimited food tastings and pours from wine, beer and spirits purveyors, and a selection of engaging […]

  • Jude Smith Performs Live Ahead of Hotel Cafe Show

    Jude Smith stopped by 5 Live for a live performance ahead of a show at Hotel Cafe. Inspired by class acts such as George Benson, John Mayer, and Michael Jackson, Jude Smith plays to a different tune than most by fusing modern pop with classic taste. A Nashville native and multi-intstrumentalist, Jude Smith brings to the table the timeless recipe of an irresistible melody mixed with charming instrumentation, and a deep appreciation for groove, musicianship, and carefully crafted arrangements centered […]

  • Charming ‘Yours Truly’ Serves Up High-End Brunch in Venice

    This summer, Abbot Kinney’s newest culinary resident—Yours Truly—launched new weekend brunch service at the sunny five-month-old neighborhood eatery. Locals and visitors to the Westside can expect a bright, flavorful, and seasonally-charged daytime menu of Modern California cuisine’ from lauded Executive Chef/Partner Vartan Abgaryan including a savory Dutch Baby, Nashville Hot Shrimp with cheesy grits, colorful Morning Bowl, and a Smoked Salmon with scallion pancake. Along with partners Dave Reiss and Paul Pruitt, the dynamic trio have successfully kicked off their […]

  • 28-Year-Old CEO Brings Health and Convenience Right To Your Door

    Laureen Asseo, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of Fresh n’ Lean, the largest organic ready-to-eat meal delivery company in the country, spills the routine that powers her career of making people healthy through nutrition.  Laureen was only 18 years old when she founded the company out of her one-bedroom apartment, but over the years, the business grew rapidly and currently operates out of a 55,000 square foot facility with hundreds of employees. She achieved all this without a single cent […]

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