2021 saw Lizarraga's DEI expertise and community journalism savvy tapped by such organizations as the NAHJ, Society of Professional Journalists, ACLU of Colorado, Latino Community Foundation, PEN America, Open Media Foundation, George Washington University, MSU of Denver and others.
A featured local journalist panelist in PEN America's nationwide town hall series, “Keeping it Local: Representation in Journalism.”
2021 Larry Tajiri Media Award recipient for her ‘outstanding work to further civil rights and liberties for the citizens of Colorado and Latinos across the country.’
Selected by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to emcee its 2021 USHCC National Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
This award is given by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to an individual who has gone above and beyond to ensure fair and accurate representation of Latinos in the media.
Lizarraga's "LatinXed" reporting in March of 2021 ignited a national conversation around equity and inclusion in news and forced new standards of immigration coverage at more than 60 Tegna-owned stations across the country.
Selected by the Colorado Council of Black Nurses as moderator for its annual “Space Talks” series: Monthly panels focused on creating more access to space for youth of color in Colorado through STEM.
Emmy-nominated reporter focused on race, equity and diversity coverage at the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado.
Murrow and Emmy-award winning MMJ reporter, weather forecaster, weekend evening anchor and producer
Raised thousands in international donations and lead the purchase, transport, and delivery of food, water, and medical supplies to communities in Ecuador.
B.A. in Business Journalism, B.A. in Communications
Reporting and digital media intern at CBS 11 News in Dallas, Texas.
First chief editor and recruiter, building a team of nine student writers in 6 months; assigned and edited stories, publishing 10+ articles a week.
Graduated with the senior superlative title MRS. WHS, some college credit and my diploma.