Elizabeth Barmeier, a native of Ballwin, Missouri, is thrilled to join Spectrum as a digital journalist in St. Louis. With a degree in multimedia and journalism from Drury University, Elizabeth has worked at two Missouri-based newspaper and one local St. Louis TV station. Elizabeth is the recipient of several awards for her stories and photos, including the first-place award from the National Newspaper Association for best serious column.

Elizabeth is passionate about putting herself in other’s shoes and telling stories through their eyes. She loves to stay up to date with current events to keep her readers and viewers informed. One of the most meaningful stories Elizabeth contributed to was National Walkout Day in 2016, when she had the opportunity to report on students across St. Clair practicing their freedom of speech.

When she’s not at work, Elizabeth enjoys exploring the St. Louis food scene, dancing tap and jazz, spending time with her lab mix, tabby cat, and nephew.

You can follow Elizabeth on Twitter and Instagram @ElizB93.