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KTLA 5 Reporter/Anchor
Elizabeth Espinosa is a multilingual two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter/anchor for KTLA and as of January 2011, one of the ten finalists on the Oprah’s Search for the next TV star, a reality show to have Your Own Show.
Elizabeth was previously a general assignment reporter and weekend anchor at KTTV FOX 11, where she spent six years as one of the station's pinnacle reporters on both the Fox 11 Morning News and Good Day LA morning shows. In addition to her local work with KTTV, she was a correspondent for Good Day Live, a nationally syndicated variety program on the FOX network, which hit the national airwaves in 2001.
Elizabeth's passion for storytelling has taken her across the hemisphere and into some of the world's most treacherous regions. Most recently, Elizabeth produced and hosted a special report about disabled and abandoned children in El Salvador, Central America. In addition, she co-hosted and co-produced "Forgotten Footprints: The Hunted Children of Uganda," a 30-minute special which received an Emmy for highlighting the crisis in East Africa
Espinosa began her journalism career as an assignment desk editor in Los Angeles for Telemundo's flagship Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-52. It is there that she learned to report and produce the news. She was also a news reporter for Telemundo's San Francisco affiliate KSTS-48, Fox 6's XETV-TV in San Diego, California, and at Univision's flagship station, KMEX-TV in Los Angeles.
Throughout her broadcast career, Elizabeth Espinosa has been honored with many awards and recognitions. In 2007, the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation bestowed their top honor upon Elizabeth: Woman of the Year. That same year, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the city council honored Elizabeth for her support and work of Operation Confidence, a committee that helps the disabled population in hurricane ravaged New Orleans rebuild.