Liz Weber

Washington, D.C.

Education: B.A. in English and Psychology, Bellarmine University; M.A. in Journalism, American University

Liz Weber is a graduate student in investigative reporting at American University. She previously worked with the Durango Herald in Colorado, where she covered natural resources, public lands and the Colorado congressional delegation. She also worked as a freelance journalist in the Pacific Northwest, covering the outdoor industry and recreation. When not reporting, Liz enjoys clinging to the side of a mountain and pretending she's not afraid of heights.
Latest from Liz Weber

After an ‘overcrowded’ Everest season, two climbers try to forge a new route

Two climbers attempted to establish a new route up Mount Everest in one of the busiest climbing seasons yet.

July 4, 2019

How the climate crisis could change fire season in Alaska and strain nationwide resources

After three mild fire seasons, Alaska's Swan Lake fire is over 77,000 acres and growing fast. Five out-of-state crews were sent to help.

July 3, 2019

Two British teens convicted for promoting far-right terrorism online

Two teenagers in the UK threatened Prince Harry and published terror threats online. Judge convicted them

June 18, 2019

A missing backpacker’s father is begging WhatsApp for help

A backpacker in Australia went missing. His father asked WhatsApp to release his encrypted messages to help find him.

June 17, 2019

A special education teacher gave her autistic student a year-end award: ‘Most annoying’

The school apologized after the backlash, and said the teacher would face disciplinary action.

June 4, 2019

James Holzhauer’s final bid on ‘Jeopardy!’ seemed odd. Here’s why it wasn’t. [Spoilers]

Even Alex Trebek appeared surprised by James Holzhauer's very low bet.

June 3, 2019

Women of color were cut out of the suffragist story. Historians say it’s time for a reckoning.

The women's suffrage amendment celebrates its centennial this week. Historians say we only know half the story.

June 3, 2019

How your summer vacation may give you an up-close view of the climate crisis

Some national parks are experiencing the first-hand effects of climate change, with hotter and drier conditions than the rest of the United States.

May 30, 2019

An American pastor reportedly gave ‘miracle water’ to Ugandans. It was bleach.

An American man is accused of delivering a worthless "miracle mineral solution" to tens of thousands of people.

May 22, 2019

These Illinois Republicans are rallying around a bill to kick deep-blue Chicago out of the state

Republican Illinois lawmakers' frustration with with Democratic-leaning Chicago is a symptom of a larger rural-urban divide, researchers say.

May 20, 2019