Liz Crawford

Liz knew she was getting comfortable in the South when she went home to New Jersey and her friends said, "I hear that Southern twang just a little bit."

Liz joined the WFMY News 2 Team in December 2011. She started as a news reporter for the 11 p.m. newscast. She covered a little bit of everything from eating gummy covered crickets at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem to tagging along with the Randolph County Sheriff's office in a protective vest during a child porn bust.

Some significant events include coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and Super Storm Sandy as it produced October snow in the North Carolina Mountains.

In June 2014, Liz took over as Sports Anchor. It was a natural fit. As Liz puts it, "My favorite part about journalism and storytelling is capturing the emotion. That's why we watch sports. The way a stadium erupts during a touchdown or a living room explodes during a buzzer beater is exhilarating. Sports make people feel in a way unlike anything else."

Prior to WFMY, Liz was accustomed to "lake effect" snowstorms, having worked as a reporter for WICU/WSEE in Erie, PA.

While in Erie, Liz also anchored a 6 o'clock newscast for One Caribbean Television, a 24-hour channel reaching 22 Caribbean countries. You may have seen her face while on a cruise or in an island hotel.

Before coming to Erie, this Jersey girl got her start in television on her hometown airwaves in Philadelphia as a traffic reporter. Liz also interned for the consumer and investigative departments at NBC Philadelphia while attending La Salle University.

Liz loves what she does because there is never a dull moment in her workday. As Liz puts it, "I get a new story, new angle, new person in my life everyday. With these new stories and people comes thoughtfulness, enlightenment, awareness, and courage. I just get to be their voice."

Liz is the girliest Tom-boy you'll ever meet. She can talk fashion almost as long as she can talk football. Her favorite team? The Philadelphia Eagles. ( I bleed green.)

If you have a story idea or just want to say hi, feel free to e-mail, facebook, or tweet Liz. She loves hearing from you!

Twitter: @lizcrawfordwfmy


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