With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Liz launched her career in the fall of 1999 as an intern at Chicago magazine. Since then she's worked on staff as an editor at Modern Luxury's regional lifestyle magazines CS (formerly Chicago Social) and Front Desk Chicago, as well as AOL CityGuide. While at CS, her main beat became dining, but she frequently wrote culture, shopping, beauty, art and travel stories, as well as celebrity and local designer profiles. Currently, Liz is the Managing Editor of Plate, an award-winning trade publication for professional chefs.
Throughout her editorial career, Liz has also worked as a full- and part-time freelance writer, contributing to publications like Daily Candy Chicago, Robb Report, Indianapolis Monthly, TimeOut Chicago, Southwest Spirit, Chicago magazine, CNN Traveller, and Playboy.com. In March of 2007, one of her personal essays appeared in the My Turn section of Newsweek.
Liz also maintains a personal dining blog, www.elizabites.com
, which covers the ins and outs and everything else she loves about the Chicago dining scene.