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Liz Brazile

Online Editor/Producer

About

As an Online Editor/Producer at KUOW, Liz writes and edits stories for kuow.org.

Before joining the KUOW newsroom in January 2020, 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 currently serves on the board 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, and doting on her Yorkie puppy.

Location: Seattle

Languages Spoken: English

Professional Affiliations: Seattle Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and Ida B. Wells Society

Stories

  • caption: 'Jesse Sarey, Isaiah Obet & Brian Scaman Should Still Be Alive Today' is shown projected onto the side of Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral on Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Seattle. The “Projecting Justice” project is a collaboration between the ACLU of Washington, The Washington Coalition for Police Accountability, and Saint Mark’s. On Thursday, family members of those killed by Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson gathered for a small vigil.

    'They should be alive:' Families, advocates honor Washingtonians killed by police

    The family and friends of Jesse Sarey say they are anxiously awaiting an outcome in the case against Auburn police officer Jeffrey Nelson, who is charged with second degree murder and first degree assault in the killing of Sarey in 2019. In the meantime, Sarey’s loved ones are advocating for systemic changes to policing and keeping memories of Sarey — and other Washingtonians killed by law enforcement — alive.

  • caption: Tyler Gachen, a firefighter with the Enumclaw Fire Department, puts a Covid-19 testing swab into a test tube after administering the test, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, in the parking lot of the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center along Southwest Campus Drive in Federal Way.

    Beware of 'unusual' Covid-testing operations, King County health officials warn

    Local health officials are warning folks to avoid suspicious Covid testing operations during a time rife with fraud. Public Health — Seattle & King County says the department was alerted about questionable testing sites in Seattle and door-to-door solicitors in Auburn falsely claiming to be offering Covid tests on behalf of government agencies.

  • caption: Alex Shpungin talks with a friend, Dorea, right, while sitting in his tent on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, near the intersection of Columbia Street and Alaskan Way South in Seattle. Shpungin has lived at this location for 3 months and hopes to stay there as long as possible.
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    The politics of Seattle's housing crisis

    Seattle voters have some homework to do: They will need to study up on a measure now gaining strength that will probably appear on the November ballot. The measure would provide shelter, housing, mental health and substance abuse services for folks experiencing homelessness.

  • caption: Seattle Police Department officers and SWAT clash with people protesting for racial justice and against police brutality at the intersection of Broadway and East Pine Street following the Youth Liberation Front march in solidarity with Portland, on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Seattle.

    2 big changes for police use-of-force in Washington state

    Amid widespread calls for greater police accountability, Washington state is slated to create an office to independently investigate serious use of force incidents, along with a publicly accessible database documenting police use of force incidents. Several other bills surrounding police reform are close to passage.

  • caption: Patients are given the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Saturday, March 13, 2021, on the first day of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle.

    Eligible for a vaccine in Seattle but unable to get one? It might be your ZIP code

    The city of Seattle has tried to make vaccine access more equitable by quietly enacting its own vaccine priority standards, within Washington state’s eligibility framework. Instead of taking a first-come, first-served approach, the city says it is prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and people of color, older adults who haven’t been vaccinated yet, as well as people living within ZIP codes hardest hit by Covid.

  • caption: Lit candles spell 'No New Names' during a vigil in honor of a person who was shot and killed by two Seattle Police officers while in a crisis and holding a knife on Tuesday along Seattle's waterfront, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Westlake Park in Seattle.

    Seattle Police shoot, kill person said to be in mental crisis

    Newly released police body camera footage reveals the moments during which Seattle police officers shot and killed a person, who was reported to be in mental distress Tuesday night. The event marks the second fatal Seattle Police Department shooting this month.

  • caption: FILE: In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset.

    People incarcerated as children can be resentenced, says WA Supreme Court. Some prosecutors don’t want that

    Last year, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled that people prosecuted as adults while they were still children deserve a chance to be resentenced by a judge, who retroactively takes the mitigating factors of their youth into account. But two local prosecutors are challenging that law in the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the justices overreached in their interpretation of the Eighth Amendment.