VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2008
Hometown: Worthington, Minnesota
Alma Mater: Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale/Wichita State University

FAVORITES
Music: Country
Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck.
TV Show: WCCO 4 News (Brownie points?)
Book: Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
Food: Chicken wings
Local Restaurant: Pizzeria Lola (not for their chicken wings)
Hidden MN Gem: Park Point Beach in Duluth
Sport/Exercise: Yoga
Historical Figure: Does Don Shelby count?
Favorite Minnesotan: Sweet Martha (a.k.a. Martha Olson)
Quote: “The news is not about the newscaster it’s about the people who make it.” — Bob Schieffer
Word: Laugh
Vacation Spot: Okoboji, Iowa
Holiday: Christmas
Planet: Earth, I see no reason to leave

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Tearjerker
Phone Call or Text Message? Phone Call
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Any other choices?
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Liz Collin is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning reporter and anchor for WCCO-TV. A Worthington, Minnesota native, Liz was thrilled to return to her home state in 2008. Prior to that, Liz held producing, investigative reporting, and anchoring positions in Florida, South Dakota, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.

Liz’s stories at WCCO have helped shape Minnesota public policy. Most recently, her healthcare reporting gave faces to the statistics behind the COVID-19 pandemic that paralyzed the state as she found families from all walks of life willing to share their personal stories.

Daycare centers in Minnesota are required to have more trained CPR staff, following her series about a little girl who choked to death at a daycare. Minneapolis added more 911 dispatchers after Liz’s stories highlighted long waits for help contributing to serious injury and death.

From chronicling a Stillwater family’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease for five years, to asking the hard questions after it took months to arrest Hennepin County’s most prolific heroin dealer, Liz’s reports and newscasts move Minnesota forward. The kind of work that matters to her most.

Liz lives in the suburbs with her husband, son and yellow lab, Sarge.