Elizabeth Cook Biography
Elizabeth Cook is a skilled American journalist currently working at CBS 5, KPIX as an anchor. In 2013, Elizabeth was promoted to also co-anchor the station’s 11 pm edition with veteran journalist Ken Bastida. She is a 10-time Emmy and two-time Edward R Murrow recipient. She is also the recipient of two NorCal RTNDA awards.
Elizabeth Cook Age|Birthday
Her age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available. She is around 40 years old as of 2024.
Elizabeth Cook Education
Cook interned at ESPN and worked at The Jane Pauley Show at NBC while completing her degree in Broadcasting from the prestigious USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, After graduating, she landed her first on-air reporting job in Palm Springs.
Elizabeth Cook Height/Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 60kgs.
Elizabeth Cook Family|Parents|Siblings
She was born in the United state, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Elizabeth Cook Husband|Married
She is married to Brandon Behle who is the Executive Producer of KGO-TV (ABC7). She is happily leaving with her husband and their children. Cook and her husband met at the NBC station in Palm Springs.
Her husband was a photographer and they often worked together when they first started at the station. Behle later became the Sports Anchor/Director and then the Morning Anchor/Executive Producer, but they continued to do special reports together. The duo tied the knot on September 01, 2013, in San Francisco, CA.
Elizabeth Cook Children
Elizabeth with her husband is blessed with two sons. Her first son is known as Beau while the second born is known as Jack born in 2019.
Elizabeth Cook CBS 5
Her passion for journalism began when she was a senior in high school. “I was Rose Princess for the Tournament of Roses and that required a lot of public speaking,” she remembers. “NBC’s Tom Brokaw was the Rose Parade Grand Marshall. We went to many of the events together and I got to know him pretty well. I loved hearing his incredible stories from his career and became inspired by his immense compassion for people” Brokaw asked her if she had ever thought of being a journalist.
Elizabeth interned at ESPN and worked at The Jane Pauley Show at NBC while completing her degree in Broadcasting from the prestigious USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, After graduating, she landed her first on-air reporting job in Palm Springs.
She reported, produced, and served as a multi-media journalist prior to becoming the primary news anchor at KMIR-TV. While there, she reported two of the deadliest fires in California history, the death of President Gerald Ford, and visits from President George W. Bush. In addition, she extensively covered the Occupy movement and the illegal sale and transport of guns in Oakland at KPIX.
Elizabeth Cook Career
Furthermore, she also covered Bay Area connections to some of the world’s biggest stories. She reported on the California company developing a serum to treat the Ebola virus, about a Bay Area man who helped Syrian refugees escape their country and covered a new medical device that is unlocking some of the mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease.
Cook also exposed the illegal transport of California horses to out-of-state slaughterhouses, and the controversial experiment to protect a threatened species of owl in Humboldt County. She’s been passionate about highlighting some of the Bay Area’s most intriguing women, from the San Francisco Chronicle’s first female Editor-In-Chief Audrey Cooper to 49ers General Counsel Hannah Gordon.
She has great respect for co-anchor Ken Bastida. “He brings a breadth of experience to the anchor desk,” she says. “Part of the newscast is feeding off of each other, especially when there’s breaking news. It helps to know your co-anchors energy, know where they’re going.” “A lot of people are surprised when they learn how much our team really loves each other,” she says. We are genuinely good friends.”
During her leisure time, she enjoys chasing after her son Beau, exploring San Francisco restaurants with her husband, and embarking on the endless quest to find the best coffee in the Bay Area.
Elizabeth Cook salary
Cook has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000.
Elizabeth Cook Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from his broadcasting career.
Elizabeth Cook Social Media Platforms
She is very active on social media platforms and has over 4.3k followers on Twitter, 1.4k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.