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 an advisory board member and previously on 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.
Her awards have been many. 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.
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.