Liz Brazile is an independent reporter and writer based in Seattle, WA. She covers social solutions for YES! Magazine, researching and explaining responses to core problems at the intersections of racial, economic, health, and environmental justice. She is also a contributing reporter for Rewire.News, which recently published her investigations into racial discrimination in the mental health care system and the mistreatment of students with disabilities in public education.
In 2017, Liz covered the second murder trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who shot and killed an unarmed Black motorist for The Cincinnati Herald. Her reporting on the case won her an award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for Best Criminal Justice Reporting. She has also worked in broadcast journalism and spent a year at WLWT-TV working as a production assistant alongside on-air talent, producers, assignment editors, and the digital team.
Liz was recently awarded a Diversity Fellowship from the Freelance Investigative Reporters and Editors (FIRE) Virtual Newsroom, a fiscally sponsored project of IRE.