Elizabeth Rawlins co-anchors WTOC’s 5 p.m. and 5:30p.m. newscasts during the week with Romney Smith. She serves on WTOC’s investigative team and is an active member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). She is also a member of the Southeast National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 2018, she was nominated for a Southeast Emmy Award for “Best Newscast” and received the Southeast Emmy’s “Excellence in My Market Award” for her coverage of Hurricane Maria in St. Croix. That story, “St. Croix Relief Mission,” also earned her an Associated Press Award for Best General Reporting.
In 2017, she received a Gabby Merit Award for her 30-minute investigative special on WTOC: Prime: "Moon River Runs Dry."
She joined WTOC in June 2013 as a multimedia journalist after starting her career at WFXG in Augusta, GA. In 2015, she became WTOC’s weekend morning anchor and was promoted to weekday anchor in April 2017.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and minor in Political Science from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA. She also has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Georgia.
Born and raised in Georgia, she grew up watching WSB-TV in Atlanta and in 2012 had the opportunity to intern at Channel 2 in the news and investigative department.
When she is not a work, Elizabeth is enjoying life on the coast with her husband Josh and their dog Lucy. They also spend a lot of time visiting family and friends in metro-Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Savannah Mayor and City Council members took a tour of Savannah’s new Cultural Arts Center on Thursday. It’s been under construction for the last two years and is expected to open in the early part of 2019.
WTOC has learned 26 Savannah State University employees have been told their contracts will not be renewed next year. This comes following President Dozier’s announcement last month that they were considering making cuts due to declining retention rates.
Every day this week, WTOC is highlighting each one of the five amendments that are on the Georgia ballot in the upcoming general election. Amendment 3 aims to reduce taxes for landowners that grow timber.
WTOC is hearing from state and local officials who are also calling for answers after a WTOC investigation revealed that tax dollars are not going towards fire protection in the unincorporated portion of Chatham County.