Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Liz began her journalism career contributing for the campus newspaper at the University of Cincinnati. In 2017, she interned at The Cincinnati Herald, a small weekly African-American interest newspaper. Liz was initially assigned to cover just the pre-trial hearings of the second trial of former police officer, Ray Tensing, who shot and killed an unarmed Black man named Sam DuBose in 2015. However, she asked her editor if she could take on the trial as a full-time beat. He obliged, and she was in the courtroom delivering rigorous multimedia coverage for the duration of the month-long trial. She would go on to win an award from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for Best Criminal Justice Reporting for her coverage of the trial in 2018.
In 2017, Liz founded a news commentary and cultural criticism website called Reclaiming My Time: The Blog. Since its inception, the blog’s content has frequently gone viral and has been hailed as an educational resource for understanding social inequities.
Liz is currently focusing on honing her skills as a watchdog reporter and long-form storyteller, contributing investigative pieces for Rewire News and reporting on solutions to social inequities for YES! Magazine. She is currently based in Seattle, WA.