Elizabeth Ruiz

NBC5 News Multimedia Journalist Elizabeth Ruiz was raised in Northern Colorado. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism and Media Communication. She also minored in Spanish and studied in Spain. While at Colorado State, she was an anchor and reporter for CTV Channel 11.

Elizabeth loves Zumba dancing, singing and spending time with her family.


Elizabeth's most recent stories:

Penninger Fire spreads rapidly due to wind

Central Point, Ore. — The Penninger Fire is estimated to have burnt nearly 100 acres. All evacuations from Tuesday afternoon have been lifted, but East Pine Street was closed for a majority of the afternoon so crews could efficiently battle the flames. …

How to deal with extreme heat

Medford, Ore. — Medical experts say dehydration happens very quickly in extreme heat. According to Providence physician assistant Collette Rhyner, you can even have hallucinations in extreme cases of heat stroke. It’s recommended to drink lots of fluids, and to stay away …

Evacuations lowered in Hornbrook area

Hornbrook, Calif. — “You know when you come home… You’re relaxed. You’re home. And that’s the way it feels,” Hornbrook resident Andy Herskind said. Last Friday, Andy Herskind was at the Yreka shelter uncertain of his future after getting evacuated the night …

A good day for fire crews on Klamathon Fire

Yreka, Calif. — The Klamathon Fire is still 36,500 acres, and is now 55 percent contained. Fire crews have focused their efforts Tuesday on getting a complete circle of containment around the flames. Fire meteorologists say there were strong winds Monday in …
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