Liz is the Northern news reporter for the Daily Mail. She has almost two decades experience working in news. After graduating with a history degree from Nottingham University, she completed a one year post-graduate diploma in journalism at Cardiff University. Liz began her career as a graduate trainee reporter at one of the country’s biggest regional daily newspapers, the Liverpool Echo. She worked at the Echo for around five years, rising to position of education reporter and latterly health reporter. After a short spell of work experience at the Daily Mirror, she moved to London after securing regular shifts on the Daily Mail in 2001. Twelve months later she was awarded a staff job and moved back to Manchester as one of a team of northern reporters. Over the past 15 years Liz has been involved in countless major news stories that have made headlines around the world, including the 7/7 bombings, the Shipman inquiry, Hillsborough inquests, Cumbria floods, General Election campaigns, the Derek Bird and David Bieber manhunts, and some of the region’s biggest murders, including the Crown Court trials of the killers of Garry Newlove, Shafilea Ahmed, April Jones and Rhys Jones.
Desert Island Discs luxury item: Shampoo and conditioner
Best box-set: The Fall
Which living person do you most admire: Helen Mirren
Guiltiest pleasure: Crisp butties
Worst habit: Biting my nails
What did you want to be when you were growing up: Air hostess (despite later developing an irrational fear of flying!)
Best junk food: Scampi and chips
Most memorable interview/job: Covering the historic Hillsborough inquest verdicts earlier this year.
Most extravagant purchase: My wedding dress