At one time briefly, in late 2013, Elizabeth Palmer was the only United States network correspondent reporting from the war-torn country of Syria; and for her, facing the dangers of war coverage never discouraged her from reporting.
She first worked for CBS in 2000, as a Moscow Bureau Chief and Senior Correspondent. She has compiled news on the Middle East after 9/11 and covered extensively on Afghanistan and Iraq for the CBS Evening News.
Elizabeth started her career in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBS) as a business reporter from 1988 to 1990 and as a science report from 1990 to 1994. She also handled the network’s radio coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics.
Elizabeth Palmer’s Marital Status
Though very little has been reported on her marriage to her husband and other personal information, Elizabeth is a lady giving a challenge to the traditional gender roles. She has handled her career and family and come on top of both. Elizabeth has raised two children and has constantly been at the forefront of her reporting career in one of the biggest names in the Media in the US.
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When talking about the challenges of being a working woman and a wife and a mother, she has at times reported from places where no other male journalists have been present. Though her family and friends matter, she has very little choice when doing her duty.
The reality is that as a woman TV journalist, there are times she has to leave all those behind and be in one of the most dangerous places on earth, like the time when she was the only American TV journalist in Aleppo, the hotbed of Syrian Civil war in 2016.
“We hope to witness aid, at last, reaching the most desperate people in this embattled population of a million and a half,” said Palmer to TVNewser during her stay there.
Elizabeth Palmer During One her Reporting from Teheran on 16 June 2014. (Photo Credit: Huffington Post)
She went ahead and told the media, “We will go out with the governor and try to speak to civilians and combatants on both sides of the line.” This is really how her normal daily life starts while taking care of her children back in London where she lives with her family and husband.
Short Bio Of Elizabeth Palmer
Elizabeth Palmer is a Canadian T.V. journalist working for an American based media company CBS Evening News Channel where Jericka Duncan worked as the correspondent. She was born in London, England but raised in Canada.
Palmer graduated from University of British Columbia with honors in English Linguistics in 1976 and with a Masters in journalism from University of Cardiff, Whales in 1979.
Though her age is not mentioned in the media, her salary and net worth are among the best in the industry. Apart from her regular work she sometimes writes on such topics as weight loss. Elizabeth has been strictly against the fashion industry that promotes beauty as being stick-thin or most famously called "zero-size" in the beauty industry terms. Thus, she also expressed her support for the Madrid Fashion Week as it banned the size-zero, ultra-thin models.
Some Interesting Facts About Elizabeth Palmer
- Elizabeth has received the 1994 Science Writers of Canada Award for Best Television Documentary. She also received the 1995 New York Television and Radio Award for Best News Feature, and the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award for her coverage of the Beslan school hostage crisis.
- For her brave work in Syria, Elizabeth won the Alfred I. DuPont Award, the broadcast journalism equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.
- Several reports of Elizabeth focus on the children of Syria, including their deaths, or their experiences living through the war.
- Despite her work for the welfare of Syrian children and women all her life, Elizabeth, along with her team, was banned from Syria after the siege of Aleppo.
- Elizabeth always tries to help young women and encourage them to believe they can do anything. She always felt this business is pretty gender neutral and once somebody gets in with both feet, and if they have the right blend of curiosity and courage, all doors open irrespective of gender. But she often felt that young women are not as confident as they need to be, particularly when it comes to technical functions.