Nominated for the award: Film & Television and Digital Arts
Company: Your Newz Now
Position: Media Personality
Biography: Whether backstage with Bono, on set with Ellen DeGeneres or live from the red carpet with George Clooney, Liz West has been engaging television viewers with her unique combination of substance and style. She started her television career with eNow on CTV, and guested on Canada AM before moving to the Citytv newsroom as lead entertainment anchor. She was host of Star! At The Movies, entertainment reporter for Star! Daily, co-host of specials such as the TIFF Star! Schmooze, Citytv's New Year's Eve Bash, and "Live! At the Genies” along with regular guest appearances on Breakfast Television. Liz covered TIFF for CP24 and was a shoulder to cry on host of the lifestyle series “Rags To Red Carpet” on W Network. Liz made the move from entertainment to current affairs following an exciting run for Toronto City Council. Liz joined Square Off, the daily current affairs show on CHCH where she challenged the newsmakers and debated issues of the day. As the media industry has evolved, so has Liz. She formed the digital content creation company Your Newz Now which helps businesses and organizations get their stories out by creating professional news-style videos that have high impact as well as entertainment value. As well Liz can be heard co-hosting the popular infotainment podcast No Fun Intended. She is co-author of Scratch Your Buts, a guide to bettering communication, a guest commentator on Newstalk 1010 and AM640, and offers on-camera, public speaking and media training. Liz has served as an instructor for Centennial College, The Centre for Creative Communications, and received the Alumni of Distinction Award in 2011.