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Race & Culture Reporter

Sep. 2022 - Present

Co-host of NPR's Code Switch, the preeminent podcast about race and identity in America.

April 2021 - Sep. 2022
Race & Culture Contributor

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.

Aug. 2021 - Oct. 2021
PEN America Town Hall Tour Panelist

A featured local journalist panelist in PEN America's nationwide town hall series, “Keeping it Local: Representation in Journalism.”

October 2021
ACLU of Colorado Larry Tajiri Media Award

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.’

September 2021

Selected by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to emcee its 2021 USHCC National Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

June 2021
NAHJ Presidential ¡Dale! Award

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.

March 2021

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.

Mar. 2021 - Oct. 2021
CCBN Space Talks Moderator

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.

Mar. 2019 – Mar. 2021

Emmy-nominated reporter focused on race, equity and diversity coverage at the NBC affiliate in Denver, Colorado.

Nov. 2016 – Dec. 2018
KGET/Telemundo 17

Murrow and Emmy-award winning MMJ reporter, weather forecaster, weekend evening anchor and producer

Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2017
International Disaster Relief Coordinator

Raised thousands in international donations and lead the purchase, transport, and delivery of food, water, and medical supplies to communities in Ecuador.

May 2016
Southern Methodist University

B.A. in Business Journalism, B.A. in Communications

Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2016
CBS 11 DFW - Intern

Reporting and digital media intern at CBS 11 News in Dallas, Texas.

May 2014 - Dec. 2014
Editor in Chief, The Odyssey SMU

First chief editor and recruiter, building a team of nine student writers in 6 months; assigned and edited stories, publishing 10+ articles a week.

Waxahachie high school

Graduated with the senior superlative title MRS. WHS, some college credit and my diploma.

2022 Reporter Reel

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