Elizabeth Matthews is a reporter at FOX 32 and joined the team in July of 2015.
Matthews is happy to be back in Chicago after working her way through the Midwest.
“Chicago is home for us and it always will be,” she said. “We are so thankful to be back in the Windy City and to finally settle down after a whirlwind of career moves.”
Matthews is a Columbia College graduate who grew up in a small town downstate. She comes to FOX 32 from St. Louis where she was a Multimedia Journalist at KSDK-TV. Before that, her career took her to KTUL-TV in Tulsa, Oklahoma and KOAM-TV in Joplin, Missouri. She is an awarding winning journalist and was on the ground reporting in chaos when the riots in Ferguson, Missouri first broke out. She spent countless nights on the streets in Ferguson reporting on the civil unrest and protests.
Covering the Joplin tornado was an experience she will never forget as Joplin was where she started her career.
Matthews enjoys ballet, running and hiking. She loves spending time with her friends and family. She and her husband have a son, and one fur baby -- a kitty named Stinker.
She also loves telling your story! Email her with your story idea.
Wednesday marks the first night of the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines. People come from all over Chicago, the state and the country -- some traveling on foot for days. The suburban shrine is the most visited in the country.
On Monday night, south side residents were given 90 seconds to speak to the police board. The crowd was divided, as some believe the next superintendent should come from the outside of CPD and others from within the department.
On Tuesday night, Alaina Hampton hosted the first #MeToo support group for victims of workplace harassment.
A second alleged sexual assault victim connected to the El Hefe bar in Chicago has filed a lawsuit.
The greatest threat will be from mid-morning through late afternoon. The weather service warned of gusts up to 65 mph.
State Representative LaShawn Ford secured a $350,000 state grant to help pay for advocacy on the West Side, which includes training residents to use Naloxone.
The FBI is searching for an alleged heroin trafficker named Randall Langston in this week's Chicago's Most Wanted.
More than 100 people gathered on Friday night at the site where two local college students died when their car sank in Lake Michigan.
A Wisconsin teenager is helping keep police officers in Chicago safe, and because of her generosity, she is being recognized.
South suburban first responders are rehearsing for real-life situations involving attackers armed with knives, guns and other weapons.