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.
A computer outage on Tuesday caused long lines at Southwest ticket counters across the country.
Illinois is just days away from fully reopening and as it turns out, some things will not be changing as we emerge from the pandemic.
ILLINOIS FULLY REOPENING: So what does Phase 5 mean? FOX 32's Elizabeth Matthews explains.
In the city, the average daily case count has fallen to 157, which is down 38 percent from a week ago – and the test positivity rate is just 2.2 percent.
The Chicago bar wants physical proof you have gotten the vaccine, or you are turned away at the door.
911 dispatchers in Joliet ask the caller seeking assistance if they are a veteran and if so, the dispatcher puts out a call for a trained officer.
In Chicago on Tuesday, people gathered to remember George Floyd, who was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer exactly one year ago.
One scam targets cards that have not been purchased yet. Scammers go to the gift card rack and scratch off and photograph the PIN. Then they keep calling the 800 number associated with the card, checking until someone has purchased the card and put money on it. They quickly drain the card before the recipient can use it.
'THEY LET US DOWN': A family in the southwest suburbs is furious after they say their daughter was bruised and beaten by a school bully and not much is being done about it.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Monday announced that people who are fully vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask or practice social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings.