Elizabeth Erwin joined the ABC15 team as a Multimedia Journalist in August 2013.
She’s no stranger to Arizona news. Elizabeth spent four years as a reporter at KPHO-TV covering many of the biggest stories that impact you.
She spent two weeks in Tucson after the 2011 mass shooting that killed six people and wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She was also in the trenches covering the Schultz Fire in Flagstaff, Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona, was honored to tell the emotional and heroic stories of the Yarnell 19, and tweeted live from the courtroom during the Jodi Arias trial.
Elizabeth followed the same path as many Chicagoans and left the cold weather behind for the warm sunshine of the southwest. She has spent time reporting and anchoring in Iowa and Michigan before moving to Arizona. In Iowa, Elizabeth covered the 2008 Presidential Caucuses where she interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and then-Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
While Elizabeth grew up in suburban Chicago, the desert has always had a special place in her heart. Her great-grandfather was a railroad worker who took a train to Arizona in the 1920s and loved it so much he made this his home. Most of Elizabeth’s family now lives here.
When she’s not chasing down a story, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering for the Cubs at spring training games and exploring all Arizona has to offer with her husband and their two dogs, Bianca and Bentley.
If you have a story idea, Elizabeth would love to hear it!