Liz began her broadcasting career at ABC30 in 1982. Over the years she has anchored just about every newscast at the station and done everything from consumer to medical reporting. She and photo-journalist Richard Harmelink won an Emmy Award in May 2010 for excellence in reporting for a story on how our military trains for war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through her stories, Liz enjoys giving a "voice" to those who don't ordinarily have a "voice."
Liz Harrison attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting. Liz's formative years were spent in Baltimore, Maryland and Brussels, Belgium. It was living overseas that gave Liz an appreciation for people of different creeds and cultures.
Liz is married with five grown children and one grandson. When she doesn't have her "nose in the news" Liz enjoys cooking, reading, and biking... the motorized and the pedal-powered kind!
The Pete Dern story: Navigating a new normal
After 4 years of surgeries and therapy, what does the future hold for Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern?
The Pete Dern story: Communicating love through one spot of unburned skin
"I couldn't touch him anywhere except a little spot where he didn't have any burns....When I'd come in I'd lay my hand right there and watch his blood pressure go down"
The Pete Dern Story: Going to Bora Bora
The moment Pete fell through the roof that day in March of 2015, he had to trust others for support. While there were many who encouraged him along the way a man named Ace became his closest ally.
The Pete Dern Story: Pete's hands
ONLY ON ACTION NEWS: Fresno fire Captain Pete Dern was severely burned over 70 percent of his body when he fell through a roof in 2015. Most have no idea just how traumatic and life-changing his injuries have been.
The Pete Dern Story: The day life changed
ONLY ON ACTION NEWS: Four years ago, the world was introduced to a Fresno firefighter through a piece of heart-stopping video. It showed Captain Pete Dern on the roof of a garage when suddenly he dropped out of sight into a cloud of black smoke.