Liberty Zabala

Liberty Zabala, Reporter





    Liberty Zabala is a reporter for NBC 7 San Diego.

    She previously worked as one of four reporter trainees across the country selected for the NBC Reporter Development Program.

    Under the program, she went through intensive multimedia training workshops alongside NBCUniversal's top media executives, talent and coaches at NBC 5 Dallas, NBC 10 Philadelphia, and NBC 4 New York under the direction of The Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins.

    She would also write, shoot, edit and enterprise report stories for three live newscasts a day on NBC7.

    Some of her most memorable stories include leading breaking news coverage of the Central American immigration crisis and covering the May firestorm.

    Prior to that, she worked as a multimedia journalist for KCOY/KKFX, the CBS/FOX affiliate covering California's Central Coast.

    She has conducted several high profile interviews including presidential candidates Rand Paul, Ron Paul & Newt Gingrich, world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, comic creator Stan Lee and media mogul Oprah.

    She was born and raised in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock.

    She is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a degree in journalism and a collateral in political science.

    She has held several internships including FOX News Channel, FOX Sports Net, ABC7 Los Angeles, and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

    Liberty was selected as a Meredith Cronkite Fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism reporting for KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    She is a dedicated member of Asian American Journalist Association where she served as a board director for the Los Angeles chapter.