As an Online Editor/Producer at KUOW, Liz writes and edits stories for kuow.org.
Before joining the KUOW newsroom in January 2020, Liz covered education for Crosscut/KCTS 9. She is also an alumna of YES! Magazine, WLWT-TV, and The Cincinnati Herald. Additionally, her work has appeared in USA Today and Rewire.News. Liz currently serves on the board of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists.
Liz was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. A violinist, Liz originally started her college career thinking she'd become a music teacher. But after befriending a journalism major at the University of Cincinnati, she was inspired to pursue a career in news instead.
When she's not busy with the news, Liz enjoys roller skating, traveling, and doting on her Yorkie puppy.
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Affiliations: Seattle Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Ida B. Wells Society
Black researchers say Seattle Mayor's Office has undermined their work to help reimagine public safety
Seattle hired Black researchers to advise the city on reimagining public safety with input from the community. But that effort has since been hedged significantly, caught in a tangle of red tape and tension between the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and stakeholders.
Local health officials are warning folks to avoid suspicious Covid testing operations during a time rife with fraud. Public Health — Seattle & King County says the department was alerted about questionable testing sites in Seattle and door-to-door solicitors in Auburn falsely claiming to be offering Covid tests on behalf of government agencies.
Seattle voters have some homework to do: They will need to study up on a measure now gaining strength that will probably appear on the November ballot. The measure would provide shelter, housing, mental health and substance abuse services for folks experiencing homelessness.
Amid widespread calls for greater police accountability, Washington state is slated to create an office to independently investigate serious use of force incidents, along with a publicly accessible database documenting police use of force incidents. Several other bills surrounding police reform are close to passage.
The city of Seattle has tried to make vaccine access more equitable by quietly enacting its own vaccine priority standards, within Washington state’s eligibility framework. Instead of taking a first-come, first-served approach, the city says it is prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and people of color, older adults who haven’t been vaccinated yet, as well as people living within ZIP codes hardest hit by Covid.
This informal, Seattle-based cooperative is attempting to plug holes in a system that leaves thousands in the city without shelter or basic necessities. These efforts, referred to as mutual aid, are independent — they’re not tied to the city or any particular organization.
Newly released police body camera footage reveals the moments during which Seattle police officers shot and killed a person, who was reported to be in mental distress Tuesday night. The event marks the second fatal Seattle Police Department shooting this month.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced that K-12 schools across the state can reopen for in-classroom instruction. The decision comes amid fierce debates about the risks of sending kids and educators back into school buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic.
People incarcerated as children can be resentenced, says WA Supreme Court. Some prosecutors don’t want that
Last year, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that people prosecuted as adults while they were still children deserve a chance to be resentenced by a judge, who retroactively takes the mitigating factors of their youth into account. But two local prosecutors are challenging that law in the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the justices overreached in their interpretation of the Eighth Amendment.
Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau announced on Thursday that "it is unlikely" students in pre-K through grade 1 will be back in the classroom on March 1, despite the district's push to bring them back.