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
While some Seattleites look forward to celebrating the first major holiday to coincide with Washington state fully reopening, KUOW spoke to several who explained why they’re making the choice not to celebrate Independence Day.
As the Pacific Northwest experiences record high temperatures, our pets are particularly vulnerable to the heat. Here are some tips for keeping your furry friends safe in a region where air conditioning is a rare commodity.
The family and friends of Jesse Sarey say they are anxiously awaiting an outcome in the case against Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson, who is charged with second degree murder and first degree assault in the killing of Sarey in 2019. In the meantime, Sarey’s loved ones are advocating for systemic changes to policing and keeping memories of Sarey — and other Washingtonians killed by law enforcement — alive.
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.