Liz McCormick

Eastern Panhandle Reporter/Producer

Elizabeth McCormick grew up in Charleston, West Virginia with her grandmother. She graduated from Capital High School in 2010 and graduated from Shepherd University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Digital Film and a minor in Theatre. During her time at Shepherd, Liz studied abroad at the University of Pau, in Pau, France for a month in summer 2012, and she was on the first executive board of Shepherd's French Club that began in spring 2013.

In the summer of 2013, Liz did an internship at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France working in the Producers Network as a guide to those attending, and in summer 2014, Liz interned with West Virginia Public Broadcasting. She is now a Reporter/Producer with West Virginia Public Radio and is based in Shepherdstown, WV.

Liz has been involved in choir ensembles and vocal technique since she was seven-years-old, and she has performed on stage in theatrical works since 1999. An aspiring filmmaker, singer/songwriter, novelist, screenwriter, and voice actor, Liz identifies herself as an artist of many trades and wishes to bring her love of art to the world.

 

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Education
1:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Yes or No to Common Core? W.Va. Isn't Sure.

A box of the yellow t-shirts worn by many anti-Common Core citizens.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Common Core is an educational initiative that has been in news headlines lately due to some controversy surrounding it. At the State Capitol yesterday, Delegates, Senators, and public met on the House floor to hear from eight representatives either for or against Common Core.

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Child Poverty
9:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Our Children, Our Future Campaign Reveals 2015 Legislative Agenda

Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

According the 2013 American Community Survey, one in three children in West Virginia under the age of 5 lives in poverty. It’s something the Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty in West Virginia is focused on. The group met at the state capitol yesterday to reveal the top ten priorities it will tackle during the 2015 Legislative Session.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Author Details New Work About Lincoln Assassination

Author, Ed Steers
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Dr. Samuel Mudd, the physician who set John Wilkes Booth’s leg after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, has been portrayed in a variety of media as an innocent victim who was wrongly accused for conspiring with Booth.

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School Safety
7:28 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

W.Va. School Principals Learn How to Effectively Deal With a School Shooter

Principals listen to Lieutenant Eric Johnson discuss ideas for effective school shooter safety.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

130 new school principals attended a training today in Charleston focused on effectively responding to an active shooter on school grounds.

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Education
4:19 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Gov. Tomblin Proclaims This Week as Computer Science Education Week

Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin visited Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston today to speak with a third grade class about the importance of STEM-based learning.

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Arts & Culture
5:01 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Christmas Festival in Historic Shepherdstown

Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The annual “Christmas in Shepherdstown” festival continues tomorrow evening. A Civil War Christmas comes to Shepherdstown this weekend, with music, dance, carriage rides, and lectures all about the town at Christmastime during the Civil War.

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Food & Drink
10:23 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Distillery Helps Sustain Jefferson County's Rural Economy

(from left to right) Eric Bell, CFO & Operations Manager, Linda Losey, co-founder, and Tom Keifer, co-founder
Liz McCormick West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Bloomery Sweetshine Distillery located in Jefferson County has attracted around 50,000 tourists since it opened in 2011. While Jefferson County has been called the leader in tourism and economic impact in the state, some say the rural economy is struggling, and this distillery could be helping to revive it.

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Energy
10:33 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Italian Company Could Change the Way W.Va. Looks at Waste

Hogbin shows what the confetti-like material will look like. After the cleaning process, he says it is safe to touch.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Landfilling has been the main source of getting rid of waste for centuries. But a new technology coming to West Virginia may change how we think of waste disposal, and in the long run, help our environment.

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Finance
3:00 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Review of Athletic Commission Seeks Financial Stability

Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A Government Organization subcommittee reviewed an evaluation of the state Athletic Commission today and recommendations to improve the agency’s bottom line.

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Public Education
7:15 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

BOE Recommends Lawmakers Revisit State Aid Formula

Tom Campbell, a member of the WV Board of Education, addresses the committee.
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A committee appointed by the West Virginia Board of Education has spent the past 18 months studying how they can better provide services regionally to the county school systems. They presented the final report to lawmakers yesterday which included a recommendation for the upcoming session.

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Restricted Pets
9:18 am
Tue November 18, 2014

List of Restricted Pets Revisited and Adjusted

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The state Department of Agriculture’s proposed list of restricted pets in West Virginia was revisited by members of the Legislative Rule Making Committee yesterday.

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2014 Elections
7:31 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Meet Delegate-Elect for the 65th District, Jill Upson

Credit Jill Upson / Twitter

On Election Day last week, Republican Jill Upson defeated Democrat Tiffany Lawrence for the House of Delegates in the 65th District.

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Health
3:47 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

W.Va. 2014 Rate of Late Preterm Births at 9.1% in March of Dimes Report Card

Credit March of Dimes / www.marchofdimes.org

West Virginia once again earns a “C” on the 2014 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.

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Sports
9:43 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

W.Va. Native Curtis Fleming Teaches School Kids About Fly Fishing

Liz McCormick West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Outdoor Channel features a show titled, Fly Rod Chronicles with Curtis Fleming. It makes stops across the country to feature different places to fly fish. Last week, the show stopped at Cabins, West Virginia in Grant County to hold an event to push for kids to go outside and fly fish. Among the participants, were two students from the Chestnut Mountain Ranch School in Morgantown. It’s a Christian school that serves troubled boys. One of the students talked about the qualities of fly fishing that might help him and others like him in his therapy.

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Election 2014
2:29 am
Wed November 5, 2014

West Virginia's 2nd Congressional House Seat Remains Red

Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The seat in the second Congressional Delegation came up for grabs after Shelley Moore Capito decided to run for the United States Senate.

The enthusiasm at the Mooney campaign’s post-election party in Charles Town was anything but quiet. As soon as the polls closed at 7:30 p.m., supporters showed up in droves.

Throughout the evening, the vote tally between Mooney and Casey remained close, but the Republican’s supporters never faltered in confidence.

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Veterans Affairs
10:28 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Wounded Warrior Program Provides Therapy Through Kayaking

Liz McCormick West Virginia Public Broadcasting

There are many organizations and programs across the country that seek to help wounded veterans. Some of those programs, like the Wounded Warrior Project, have received criticism recently from media outlets like the Daily Beast and Veterans Today, questioning the program’s agenda. But a program at Shepherd University that’s in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project seems to be thriving.

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Ebola
1:49 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Ebola Seminar Helps Ease West Virginians' Worries

Dr. Matthew Simmons, infectious disease specialist at Berkeley Medical Center
Credit Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In an open seminar at the Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, Ebola preparedness was the focus of discussion. It’s been in the headlines across the country for a while now, but should West Virginians really feel at risk of contracting the disease? Doctors in the state say West Virginians have little to fear.

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2014 Elections
5:40 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Libertarian Candidate Davy Jones Says He Will Represent Middle-Class In W.Va.'s 2nd District

Credit Davy Jones / www.vote4davyjones.org

Libertarian candidate, Davy Jones, is running for the 2nd  Congressional District seat against Rebublican Alex Mooney, Democrat Nick Casey, and Independent Ed Rabel. Jones lives in Martinsburg and is a political newcomer. He found his way into politics after doing IT work for the West Virginia Libertarian Party.

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Halloween
2:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Shepherdstown Kicks-Off Second Annual Boo!Fest

Credit Shepherdstown Visitors Center

Just in time for Halloween, the second annual Boo!Fest in Shepherdstown kicks off tomorrow night starting with a Vampire Ball.

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Safety
5:04 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

SafeWise Report Says W.Va. is the 15th Safest State in the U.S.

Credit Forest Wander / Creative Commons/www.forestwander.com

West Virginia was named the 15th safest state in the US for settling down and raising a family. According to a blog from the SafeWise.com website, West Virginia is one of the safest places to live in America coming in at number 15.

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