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 late Rosalynn Carter was a fierce advocate for mental health. A program she founded at the Carter Center provides resources and support to help journalists improve their coverage of mental health and mental illnesses. KUOW's Deborah Wang and Liz Jones were two of the program's fellows.
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 three-part series "Swimming Upstream" details the mental health-focused journey of one Seattle-area family through crisis.
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.
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.
After a major setback, a family’s will to keep up life-saving routines is put to the test.
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 was ripped apart by drug addiction. Now, they're picking up the pieces one day — and several mental health-focused strategies — at a time.
If kids are sponges for new information, 2020 sure gave them a lot to absorb, from the coronavirus to a heated election. .
2020 challenged how we look at the world. That goes for kids, too.