Liz Crokin is an award-winning author, a seasoned and well-traveled entertainment journalist and a political junkie. Liz began her journey at the University of Iowa where she received a bachelor’s in journalism and political science. She took advantage of living in the worst-in-the-nation caucus state to work on John Kasich and George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns. Her experience landed her an internship working for Bill O’Reilly at Fox News Channel in New York and then to Washington DC where she interned for the State Department’s White House Correspondent which planted her in the White House daily.
After 9/11, Liz moved to Chicago to cover crime and politics as a reporter for the City News bureau at the Chicago Tribune. In 2003, Liz debuted her own column, Liz in the Loop, in the RedEye Edition of the Chicago Tribune. She covered several high-pro le politicians and celebrities including Barack Obama and Oprah – and broke dozens of scandalous stories that made national headlines for the next seven years.
In 2010, Liz moved to Hollywood to work full-time as a reporter for Us Weekly. She found herself traveling the world to cover celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Ecuador to Alaska to cover former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. She regularly appeared on local and national TV and radio shows talking about her work.
In 2012, she landed a gig as an investigative journalist for the National Enquirer where she spent six months covering then- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, right before Election Day, Liz found herself hospitalized with a potentially fatal illness that prevented her from working full-time for the next few years. During that time, she wrote the political romantic thriller, Malice, inspired by her experience working in politics and Hollywood. In 2015, Malice won an award at the Hollywood Book Festival. Liz continues to freelance write, work as an on-air talent and is currently writing the sequel to Malice and the screenplay version.