Liz Brazile is a journalist based in Seattle, WA. She is an Online Editor/Producer for KUOW Public Radio, an NPR member station serving the Puget Sound region. Liz also serves on the board of the Seattle Association of Black Journalists.
While at Crosscut, Liz significantly expanded the outlet’s coverage of education issues in Seattle and Washington state, covering various topics at the intersection of equity and K-12 public education. She wrote in-depth stories examining the impact of a historic state funding overhaul, a five-year, racial justice-focused plan for Seattle Public Schools, and Washington state’s failure to track and regulate school-based arrests.
Liz also previously reported on social solutions for YES! Magazine, researching and explaining responses to core problems at the intersections of racial, economic, health, and environmental justice.
As a contributor for Rewire.News, Liz wrote an investigation into Cincinnati Public Schools’ mishandling of students with disabilities. She was recognized for this reporting in the categories of Best Investigative Reporting and Best Education Story for the 2019 Ohio SPJ and Cincinnati SPJ award contests, respectively. Following Liz’s investigation, Cincinnati Public Schools launched an effort to recruit several dozen special education teachers and support staff to address a districtwide shortage.
In 2017, Liz covered the second murder trial of Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist for The Cincinnati Herald. Her reporting on the case won an award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for Best Criminal Justice Reporting.
Liz’s work has also appeared in USA Today and she spent a year working in television at WLWT-TV as a production assistant.