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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
  • Singer Casey Baer Performs ‘Hold On’ on 5 Live

    Singer Casey Baer joins KTLA 5 Live and performs her single “Hold On” ahead of her performance at the Silverlake Lounge. You can follow Casey on social media at @CaseyBaerr. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on March 15, 2019.

  • Mastro’s Exclusive Menu at Their New Penthouse Restaurant

    The executive chef and chef de cuisine of Mastro’s Penthouse joined the 5 Live crew to share the restaurant’s new menu. The Beverly Hills spot recently opened a renovated third floor which features exclusive food and craft cocktails. For more information on the Penthouse, visit the restaurant’s website. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on March 13, 2019.

  • 2019 Food Trends With Health and Wellness Expert Christine Lusita

    Health and wellness expert Christine Lusita joined the 5 Live crew to discuss the most popular new food trends straight out of the Natural Food Expo that took place in Anaheim earlier this month. At the expo, Christine joined more than 90,000 attendees to find out what’s trending. Lusita’s book, “The Right Fit Formula,” is top trending on Amazon. You can follow her on social media with the handles @ChristineLusita. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on March 12, 2019.

  • Ban.do and Alfred Coffee Collaborate for Fun, Colorful Drink Sleeves

    Lifestyle brand ban.do has collaborated with Alfred Coffee on a limited edition drink sleeve collection for their Los Angeles locations. The colorful sleeves will ask questions like “Who’s someone you really admire?” and “What’s been the best part of your week?” The sleeves will be available through March at Alfred locations in Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, West Hollywood, Silverlake, Studio City and Koreatown. Follow ban.do and Alfred Coffee on Instagram. Alysia Alex, art and design partnerships manager at ban.do, joined the 5 Live crew on […]

  • Nutritionist and Trainer Vinnie Tortorich on ‘FAT: a Documentary’

    Vinnie Tortorich joined the 5 Live crew on Fat Tuesday to talk about his fitness podcast and his new documentary: “FAT: a Documentary.” His podcast, Fitness Confidential, gets one million downloads per month. For information on how to fund Tortorich’s new film, visit his Indiegogo page.

  • Wining and Dining With Stonehaus at Westlake Village Inn

    Natalie and Samantha sampled some wine and dishes from Stonehaus at Westlake Village Inn. The inn is perfect for a staycation and features rooms with fire places, a working vineyard and coming soon: a brand new spa! For more information about the restaurant or inn, visit their website.

  • Shake Shack Adds Chicken to Their Menu

    Natalie and Samantha got to try Shake Shack’s new Chick’n Bites, which are now being sold nationwide. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on Feb. 19, 2019.

  • Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy Shares Oscar-Inspired Mocktails

    Natalie and Samantha got to sample Best Picture-inspired mocktails by the founder of Cocktail Academy. For more information about Cocktail Academy, which creates “artistic personalized cocktail experiences,” visit their website.

  • Chef Jason ‘Baby J’ Harley’s Take on the Hot Chicken Sandwich

    Chef Jason “Baby J” Harley visited 5 Live to show us his new Bayou Chicken Sandwich, available at Baby J’s Burger in South Los Angeles. Sam, Andy and Robert snacked on the golden fried chicken breast with a smokey homemade BBQ sauce. Baby J’s Burgers is located at 1030 East 25th Street. For more information about Baby J and his restaurant, visit his website.

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