SAN ANTONIO RADIO HALL OF FAME
Elizabeth Ruiz was a choir director at Burbank High School when she took a journalism class at San Antonio College …a class that would lead to radio broadcasting and change her life forever.
Liz began her radio career in 1980 when she took a part-time news job at KKYX while still attending SAC. A year later, she started working full-time in news at KTSA, where she covered stories at city hall, the county courthouse and the police beat.
Later, Liz was named morning news anchor on KTFM while continuing to cover her news beat on KTSA. She was part of the morning crew with Art Garza and Diana Torres the first time an FM station became Number One in San Antonio.
During her radio career, Liz covered the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 1984; numerous natural disasters; and visits from Prince Charles in 1986; Pope John Paul in 1987; Queen Elizabeth in 1991; and Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Bush, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
In addition to her news duties, Liz was a co-host on the KTSA morning show, “The Ware Pair with Liz” … and hosted “Sunday Live with Liz”. She is remembered by many newsmakers, including mayors, state lawmakers and city council members, as the one who knocked on their doors at 6 a.m. for her “55 Live” reports.
Liz has received numerous awards and accolades during her 35 years with KTSA/KTFM. She is currently morning news anchor on 550 KTSA and FM 107.1.