We're so delighted that ABC's General Assignment reporter will be dancing with us this year.
Before coming to Chicago earlier this year, Liz had been a general
assignment reporter/fill-in anchor with WSVN-TV in the Miami/Fort
Lauderdale, FL market, starting there in October 2011. Prior to that, Liz served as weekend news anchor/reporter for WEAR-TV in Pesacola, FL.
Prior to her time in Florida, she spent three and a half years as a
reporter and weekend anchor at WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, VA. Liz
started her television career in May 2006, where she worked at
public broadcaster WEIU-TV in Charleston, IL.
Liz hails from suburban Philadelphia (Malvern, PA) and is a 2007 graduate of Elon
University in Elon, NC, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in
Broadcast Communications and Political Science.
As far as dancing goes, she says that so far it isn't nearly
as easy as she remembers it from her days doing community theater and middle
school drama guild! She says, "Being on camera is a breeze compared to
the thought of dancing on a stage before a crowd. But, I'm
a firm believer i getting out of your comfort zone to keep things
interesting and have fun. Also, I'm still new here, and what a great
way to get involved in the community." Dancing
fits right in with her passion for fitness. She's always searching for a
new workout and physical challenge. In the summer she loves running the
lakeshore, and she rarely passes up a spinning class. Her other favorite past time is trying new restaurants
and finding neighborhood cafes around the city with her husband (she's a newlywed!). She loves exploring so many Chicago
As to why she is dancing with us, she says, "I think almost all of us can
name at least one, and unfortunately several people we know personally
who have fought the disease. So many healthy women suddenly find
themselves in the position of gearing up for a cancer battle,
often at a young age. There are far too many stories of women (and
men) who have been taken too soon. I also feel like it's a disease we
seem to be getting closer to curing. Playing a very small role in that
hunt for a cure is the very least I can do."
If you'd like to make a donation in honor of Liz's efforts in the ballroom, click here.
If you'd like to buy a ticket to come cheer her on in person, click here.
See you on March 10th!