Lori Lizarraga is an Ecuadorian-Mexican-American journalist from Texas and a Murrow and Emmy-awarded international reporter. Lizarraga gained national attention in 2021 for her work on LatinXed – a piece chronicling her experience as a journalist of color. Her reporting sounded an alarm for more representation in news and helped to effect new immigration coverage standards at more than 60 TV news stations across the country.

Award-winning reporter

At 24, Lizarraga became a Murrow and Emmy-award winning international reporter for her 2017 coverage of the Ecuador earthquake. Five years later, her relentless reporting and commitment to community have made her a well-known and well-trusted Latina journalist in the national news landscape. 

Latina thought Leader

Diversity, Equity & Empowerment


U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Bicycle Colorado


PEN America: Keeping It Local

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In 2021, Lizarraga was recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the ACLU of Colorado, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Society of Professional Journalists and national news outlets including NPR and Futuro Media for her ‘outstanding work to further civil rights and liberties for the citizens of Colorado and Latinos across the country.’

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