Liz Owens

Senior Investigative Journalist
Augusta, GA

Liz Owens is an Emmy-nominated and Murrow award-winning investigative journalist with a passion for helping people in her community.

She returned to News 12 in August 2015 after a two-year break at home with her newborn daughter, and now serves as the Senior Investigative Reporter for the News 12 I-Team. Liz’s reporting has exposed government corruption, unfair business practices and illegal activity. Her investigations have led to state investigations, arrests, and changes in the law. This past year, Liz broke two stories that went on to receive national coverage on CNN and CBS.

Awards honoring her journalism include a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, several awards from the Georgia Associated Press, and an EMMA (Excellence in My Market Award) from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Southeast Chapter.

Before coming to Augusta, Liz reported for television stations in Greenville, South Carolina, Dayton, Ohio, and Greensboro, North Carolina. She is a Georgia native of Newnan, a suburb of Atlanta, and the eldest of four brothers and four sisters who nicknamed her "Bea." That now makes her "Aunt Bea" to her nieces and nephews.

Liz is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta. She loves to cook, not clean, and spend time on the river with her husband and daughter.

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