Elizabeth “Lizzy” Couch was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but grew up in Oklahoma City.
Although she had always been fascinated with photographs and cameras, it wasn't until 2007 when she picked up a DSLR for the first time. A photo from her first assignment at a journalism workshop at The University of Oklahoma went on to win a national competition hosted by the Dow Jones News Fund.
While still in college, she accepted a fulltime producer position at Telemundo Oklahoma, where she produced the only Spanish-language newscast in the state.
Following graduation, Couch joined KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City as a news producer where she was involved in coverage of multiple severe weather events (including the deadly May 20, 2013 tornado) and two Children’s Miracle Network telethons.
“It's not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!”
Media & Accolades
Lone Star Emmys ®
Elizabeth had the honor of working for three major-market television stations. For her work, she received a total of eight nominations and four wins in the Lone Star Emmy Awards.
From the Vault
Elizabeth produced, wrote and edited the Emmy-winning special titled: ‘Tornados: Un año después de la tragedia.'