Liz Jones is an editor for daily news, features and special projects. She started at KUOW in 2005 and worked primarily as a reporter until 2018. Her coverage largely focused on immigration and underrepresented communities.
Her work has also been heard on national shows including NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, PRI's The World, Latino USA, Snap Judgment, The Takeaway and BBC News Service.
She is a NW native who's also lived in Spain, Peru, NYC and Ritzville, WA.
Languages: English, Spanish
The roots of mental health start younger than you think
When you throw a rock in a pond, it creates ripples. It spreads - disrupting the water further and further away from the point of entry. The experience of trauma or adversity -- especially in early childhood -- can also have a lasting ripple effect on a person’s life.
KUOW's Swimming Upstream
KUOW's three-part series "Swimming Upstream" details the mental health-focused journey of one Seattle-area family through crisis.
Reporter's notebook: tending to childhood scars in a pandemic, both old and new
I knew I needed to rope my dad into an uncomfortable conversation — uncomfortable for me, anyway. I wanted to ask him to fill out a questionnaire about his ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences.
For moms in recovery, these home visitors offer a lifeline
Toni Gardner is the type of person who will set up a lawn chair outside the hotel room of someone with a drug addiction, then wait for hours for a foot in the door to connect.
A family’s newfound resolve is tested — again: Swimming Upstream
After a major setback, a family’s will to keep up life-saving routines is put to the test.
Breaking a cycle of generational trauma: Swimming Upstream
A couple lost custody of their daughter after sinking deep into drug addiction. But an unanticipated event prompted them to turn things around.
A family’s mental health journey out of crisis: Swimming Upstream
A family was ripped apart by drug addiction. Now, they're picking up the pieces one day — and several mental health-focused strategies — at a time.
Elijah, 9, reflects on 2020: 'Very bad with all the glitching'
If kids are sponges for new information, 2020 sure gave them a lot to absorb, from the coronavirus to a heated election. .
Miles, 10, reflects on 2020: ‘I felt scared of life’
2020 challenged how we look at the world. That goes for kids, too.
Jadorie, 10, reflects on 2020: ‘I miss everything, except math’
What do kids think about 2020? They've got some thoughts about the coronavirus, the heated election and protests for racial justice.