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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
  • Back To School With Lifestyle Expert Josh McBride

    Lifestyle expert, Josh Mcbride joins 5 Live with all the essential products you’ll need to start the new school year: Vital Proteins Collagen Water, CōTZ Face Prime & Protect SPF 40 – Tinted, La Victoria Salsas, Neutrogena HydroBoost, Tiege Hanley skin care subscription. This segment aired on KTLA’s 5 Live on Aug. 16, 2019.

  • Sophie Kipner Turns Blind Contour Drawing into High Dollar Art

      The newly renovated historic Hotel Figueroa is doing its part to celebrate L.A.’s eclectic past with its unique and distinctive female-led history & resurgence. Hotel Figueroa hosts a quarterly Featured Artist Series, which acts as a platform to support emerging artists and showcases the talents of local artists. The hotel’s current Summer Featured Artist is former USC graduate and LA-based blind contour artist, Sophie Kipner, who sold seven (of her 15 displayed) pieces during her opening reception at the […]

  • Pasadena Restaurant Boasts California-Style Italian Goodness

      Christopher Keyser, the new executive chef of UNION in Pasadena, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience specializing in rustic Italian cooking to his new position. Having worked with a number of highly talented chefs along the East Coast, including award-winning chef and restaurateur Marc Vetri, Christopher understands what it takes to execute exceptional seasonal menus as well as run a successful restaurant.  UNION’S  menu focuses on  sustainability by utilizing root-to-leaf and snout-to-tail practices, as well as sourcing local […]

  • SoCal Jeweler Gorjana Sparkles at New Malibu Location

      Gorjana, the Laguna Beach based jewelry brand, announces the opening of their 11th retail location at Malibu Country Mart. The Southern California jewelry designer known for her effortless and laid-back style continues an impressive retail expansion for her affordable, chic and modern brand.  Founder, Gorjana Reidel visits the 5 LIVE studio to talk about her newest location, The Birthstone Collection, and the Ana Collection that pays homage to her Serbian roots. You can visit the Gorjana Malibu Country Mart […]

  • New Music Friday: Motown Meets Los Angeles as Devon Gilfillian Rocks Tribute to Mickey Mouse

      Artist Devon Gilfillian talks to KTLA 5 Live for New Music Friday about how Mickey Mouse inspired fashion, art and culture for the last 90 years, becoming The True Original. Devon performed at the Levi’s Haus of Strauss Summer of Music kickoff in Los Angeles. Find him at @devongilfillian. This segment sired August 7, 2019.

  • Montage Laguna Beach Celebrates National Watermelon Day

      Chef Benjamin Martinek from Montage Laguna Beach’s Studio restaurant joins 5 LIVE with a summery Watermelon & Tomato Ceviche to celebrate National Watermelon Day, which is August 3.  The dish combines the best-of-the-season Watermelon and Heirloom Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes, resulting in a totally refreshing colorful summer dish exploding with plenty of flavor and satisfying textures. Studio is situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has amazing panoramic views. It is built in the Laguna Beach craftsman style, […]

  • New Music Friday: Elle Winter

      This week’s #NewMusicFriday is a stellar performance from artist Elle Winter.  She performs  her latest single “Do You” off her debut EP expected this fall. Elle was born and raised in New York City and was discovered by Disney at age 13, competing on its“Next Big Thing” program alongside stars like Chloe x Halle. In February 2019, Elle signed to RED MUSIC, a label venture of Sony Music Entertainment. You can follow Elle’s musical journey on Instagram @ElleWinter This […]

  • We Ordered The Cake That Will Help You Take Out Your Aggression

      KTLA 5 Live worked with LA Smash Cakes to celebrate host Natalie Lizarraga’s birthday. The cakes are molded out of chocolate and come with a mallet to crush them open, revealing the candy cornucopia inside. Find more info at This Segment aired August 6, 2019

  • Exclusive Look: “The Pier House” Debuts Beachfront Dining In Venice

      The Pier House is an upscale yet casual restaurant and bar in Venice, CA with a Coastal California style seafood program for one of the few beachfront experiences in Venice Beach. The menu from Executive Chef Terry Kim features classic fish house dishes with a modern twist, and the full bar gives way to beach renditions of classic cocktails, an approachable wine list and boutique assortment of spirits, all led by Creative Director Lauren Koeppe, CEO and Founder of […]

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