Elizabeth Cook

Elizabeth Cook, KPIX 5 Anchor

Elizabeth Cook, KPIX 5 Anchor

Elizabeth Cook is co-anchor for KPIX 5 News at 5:00pm and 11:00pm and profiles Jefferson Award winners. Cook is a seven-time Emmy and two-time Edward R Murrow recipient. She is also the recipient of a Nor Cal RTNDA award in 2012.

She began her career in Palm Springs where she was a reporter, morning anchor and then the primary evening anchor for the NBC affiliate, KMIR.

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She covered various events that attracted national attention including the death of President Gerald Ford, the devastating Sawtooth Complex Fires and the deadly Black Friday Toy R Us shooting.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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East Bay Restaurant Owner Uses Her Own ‘Second Chance’ To Pay It Forward

From serving thousands of homeless people, to giving etiquette classes to kids, this week’s Jefferson Award winner has made it her mission to give back.

03/05/2015

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Climate Change May Eliminate World Famous Santa Cruz Surf, USGS Study Finds

In Santa Cruz, it’s an understatement to call surfing a way of life. The dramatic coastline, the fingerprint of the sea floor, and the swells of the Pacific Ocean deliver world class breaks like clockwork.

02/24/2015

Sue Holman (left) and Susan Weeks in the kitchen for Meals on Wheels in Sonoma. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winners Deliver Caring… With Cake

Sometimes Meals on Wheels is the only contact recipients have with other people. This week’s Jefferson Award winners lead the Sonoma program, delivering caring — and cake — to dozens every day.

02/18/2015

Stanford MRI measuring the emotion of love in the brain. (CBS)

How Deep Is Your Love? Stanford Researchers Use MRI Scans To Measure, See Emotion

Love will be measured all kinds of silly ways this Valentine’s Day, maybe the number of roses or maybe the cost of dinner. But it turns out there really is a way to measure love, you can even see it.

02/13/2015

Scott Smith (right) holds an injured hawk for treatment. (CBS)

Volunteer Changes His Life To Spend Time Saving Animals

An East Bay man gave up his tech career to leave more time to volunteer to help Bay Area wildlife — and the result has been life-changing for countless creatures.

02/04/2015

Tuesday night yoga at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. (CBS)

Spiritual, Yoga Worlds Collide At San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral

Every day, people across San Francisco stream into chic yoga studios. But once a week at Grace Cathedral, there’s a yoga gathering unlike any other.

02/03/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

California Meat Companies Winning Praise From Animal Activists For Humane Slaughter

A couple of California meat companies are earning positive recognition from animal activists. It’s not just for how they are feeding and housing their animals, but how they’re killing them.

02/02/2015

Boyd Memorial Park

San Rafael Mayor Closes City Park To Shut Out The Homeless

Fed up with complaints about homeless people and their behavior at a popular San Rafael park, the mayor says it’s time to shut it down.

01/23/2015

Art Shanks (right)  watches a construction class at The Cypress Mandela Project in Oakland. (CBS)

Earthquake Rescuer Builds Training Program For Builders

The Loma Prieta earthquake changed a lot of lives back in 1989. Thanks to the creativity and hard work of this week’s Jefferson Award, it’s still changing lives today.. for the better.

01/21/2015

Oakland Nutcracker Ballet

‘The Nutcracker’ Celebrates 70 Years In San Francisco

Despite its age, the popular holiday classic hasn’t changed much aside from a few tweaks here and there.

12/24/2014

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