Deputy Online Managing Editor
As KUOW's Deputy Online Managing Editor, Liz helps oversee the newsroom's web coverage, and edits and reports stories for kuow.org.
Liz joined KUOW in January 2020 as an Online Editor/Producer. Prior to that, 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 is the current president 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, working out, and doting on her Yorkie.
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Affiliations: Seattle Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Ida B. Wells Society
A King County Superior Court judge has allowed the public release of photos showing the various tattoos covering Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson, who is awaiting trial for murder. Nelson was charged with second-degree murder in 2020 in connection with the death of Jesse Sarey, a 26-year-old man Nelson shot outside of a grocery store in 2019.
Self-described “aunties” are an informal network of people, mostly women, who offer their homes, rides to appointments, and more to people who may need to travel for abortions. These aunties operate individually and are not tied to any organization.
An adoptive mother on Lopez Island was charged for abusing her Ethiopian son in 2021. But the prosecutor dropped the case a year later, citing the boy's fragile mental health and resulting ineligibility to testify during a trial.
Johnny T. Stine, a microbiologist who claimed to have created a Covid "vaccine," was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to five years of probation and was ordered to pay $246,986 in restitution.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the Center for Covid Control, accusing the company of knowingly providing invalid Covid test results to patients. Employees of the Illinois-based company reported they were instructed to “lie to patients on a daily basis” about delayed test results, according to Ferguson's office.
Several indicators show that the spread of omicron across western Washington has slowed in recent weeks. But the outlook is much different in eastern Washington, where omicron is still surging. Hospitalizations there have roughly doubled within two weeks.
Starting Friday, Washingtonians can order free, at-home Covid tests online from the state Department of Health. Each household in Washington is eligible to receive one kit of the rapid antigen tests, available in packs of four to five tests. Officials say residents who order them can expect to receive them within two weeks.
After several weeks of skyrocketing Covid infections, Washington state health officials say this latest surge – which is driven by the omicron variant and has shattered pandemic records – is showing indicators of a drop-off.
Since the highly-infectious omicron variant was discovered in Washington state last month, health officials have warned that a surge in cases could cause hospitals to become severely overwhelmed. Health care workers say that moment is now here.
Class will not be in session for Seattle Public Schools on Monday, Jan. 3. Instead of reopening as originally planned, the district will temporarily convert its schools into Covid-19 testing sites for students and staff. School will resume for students in-person on Tuesday.