Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Liz began her journalism career writing for The News Record, the campus newspaper at the University of Cincinnati. In 2017, she interned at The Cincinnati Herald, a weekly African-American interest newspaper While there, Liz covered the second murder trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist named Sam DuBose in 2015. Liz’s reporting on the trial was syndicated by the Associated Press and she later won an award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for Best Criminal Justice Reporting for her coverage.
Liz is currently focusing on honing her skills as a narrative storyteller and watchdog reporter, covering transformative solutions to social inequities for YES! Magazine and contributing investigative stories for Rewire.News. She was recently awarded a Diversity Fellowship from the Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) Virtual Newsroom, a fiscally sponsored project of IRE. She currently lives in Seattle, WA.