Liz Lehman is a producer for WKBN-27 First News, joining the team in the summer of 2022.
A Valley native, Liz was born and raised in Salem, graduating from Salem High School in 1998, where she was an editorial columnist for the Quaker.
After graduation, Liz attended and later earned her bachelor’s degree in technical writing with a concentration in journalism from Youngstown State University in 2018. She also earned a certificate in nonprofit leadership. She would then complete her master’s degree in American studies in 2020. Liz worked as a graduate teaching assistant for four semesters, teaching undergraduates in American Identity.
During her time at Youngstown State University, Liz served as the assistant news editor and copy editor at the Jambar, as well as the publication editor for the YSU College of Liberal Arts and Science’s annual newsletter, where she interviewed, wrote, edited and arranged two editions of the annual CLASS Acts. She also served as a reporter for the News Outlet at the university, writing digital content for the multi-university media collective.
Before joining WKBN, Liz worked as the Columbiana County newspaper reporter for the Morning Journal, Salem News and The Review. She also worked as a digital journalist with the D5 Group on their Trumbull Stories project in the summer of 2021.
Liz also volunteered as an Ameri-Corps VISTA for the Life Stories Project in the summer of 2019 with Jewish Family Services, interviewing Jewish elders in the community to turn their life stories into individual first-person narrative books, presented to them at the end of the project.
She has a son and daughter and enjoys collecting plants, writing and drawing. She writes poetry, having been published in Jenny Magazine and has had art displayed at TAG Gallery.
Liz is excited to use her education and skills to contribute to making a better, more inclusive community