Liz Quirantes anchors the 3, 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 pm newscasts for CBS12, and is very active in the community. Supporting children's causes is something Liz is passionate about, and she was recently awarded the "Media Advocate Award" from Florida's Children First for her work to raise awareness of foster care and adoption for children who need families.
Liz is very involved with "Forever Family," a non-profit charity that finds homes for children in foster care. Each Tuesday, Liz features a foster child during the 5pm newscast on CBS 12. Those reports have generated hundreds of calls and resulted in many adoptions.
Her passion for children is why she accepted a position on the board of directors for ChildNet, which manages the child welfare system in Broward and Palm Beach counties and protects abused, abandoned and neglected children.
Liz also serves as a member of the board of directors for AVDA, which promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.
Liz also served for 10-years as a board member of the H.O.P.E. Project, which provided low-cost mammography to the under served and uninsured women of Palm Beach and Martin counties. Funded solely by grants and donations, Liz was instrumental in fundraising that allowed the mobile, mammography van to go digital.
Another project Liz is involved with is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer donating her time at many local events, serving as emcee for fundraisers, including the annual walks for thousands of people, as well as producing stories about breast cancer, both inspiring and educational.
Her awards have been many. Most recently, Liz was nominated for a 2013 Women in Leadership Award by Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. She was also honored as a Palm Beach Achiever and graced the debut cover of Palm Beach Woman Magazine. She was named a 2010 Hispanic Woman of Distinction for South Florida, given the Women in Power award from the National Council of Jewish Women and the Community Leadership award from Delta Kappa Gamma.
Liz an advocate for education, and since 2002 has hosted the annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education at the Kravis Center, working closely with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.
Liz was also thrilled to win the first place trophy in the 2010 Dancing for the Stars Ballroom Dance Competition benefiting the Kravis Centers S*T*A*R Series. She has participated and donated her time every year since then, as a dancer again, and then as emcee for the event, helping raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the program.
A graduate of the University of Miami, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Masters Degree in Telecommunication. Liz and her husband Craig are the proud parents of son Casey and daughter Emma. Liz joined CBS12 in 1991.