Liz Farmer is Governing Magazine's finance reporter covering state and local budgets, pensions and all other sorts of money-related topics that keep our local governments ticking.
Liz came to Governing from the Washington Examiner where she covered D.C. city hall politics and local government. Her coverage has included the 2011 earthquake’s impact on D.C. with breaking news stories and long term impact analysis, the local victims’ perspective of the Osama bin Laden capture and killing, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the resignation and guilty pleas of two D.C. Council members. She also covered the regional economy and development for The Examiner and has written extensively on the region’s rapidly changing socio-economic structure.
Prior to The Examiner, Liz covered sports business, retail, tourism, advertising, and media for The Daily Record in Baltimore. In 2007 she covered the Maryland General Assembly for the Capital News Service.
In addition to her love of the written word, Liz is also quite the radio junkie and has appeared on numerous shows in the Washington and Baltimore market. From 2008-2011, she was also a weekly regular on Baltimore Fox Sports Radio’s Sports with Coleman giving her insight on the latest sports business news. She has also appeared on Washington local news shows for her coverage of D.C. City Hall.
Liz is a 2002 graduate of The George Washington University where she studied American history, film and television production. She worked at Discovery Communications Inc. and was the photographer for an archaeological project in Oaxaca, Mexico before receiving her Master of Journalism from the University of Maryland in 2007.
Liz is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and remains a devoted Bay Area sports fan. She lives in Rockville, Md. with her husband and the proud mom to a baby boy.