Liz Owens is an award-winning journalist with a passion for helping people in her community.
She returned to News 12 as the On Your Side Investigative Reporter in August 2015 after a two-year break at home with her newborn daughter, Willow. Liz enjoys solving consumer-related problems, looking into unfair business practices, and exposing agencies that waste taxpayer money. Her investigative reporting has been recognized by both the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and Georgia Associated Press.
Some of Liz's work at News 12 includes an investigation into a local employment agency accused of fraud and unethical business practices. Her report led the chain to close its doors at locations across the southeast. She has exposed contractors who perform shoddy work and held many accountable for finishing or fixing the jobs they promised and were paid for. One of her more memorable reports exposed a mistake by the Veterans Administration that declared a local veteran dead and kept the man (who was very much alive) from getting benefits owed to him.
Before coming to Augusta, Liz reported in Greenville, SC, Greensboro, NC, and also Dayton, OH, where her first-person account of living as a homeless person on the streets received Best Documentary honors by the Ohio Associated Press.
Liz is a Georgia native of Newnan, a suburb of Atlanta. She is the eldest of four brothers and four sisters who nicknamed her "Bea." That now makes her "Aunt Bea" to her nine nieces and nephews. When Liz isn't working, you may spot her riding around town on the back of her husband, Scott's, Harley or chasing after her daughter.