Liz Brunner is co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 6 p.m. She also co-anchors the Friday edition of the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts and serves as anchor/reporter for WCVB-TV/DT’s major news coverage. Brunner first joined the station in September 1993 as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WCVB’s nightly newsmagazine, Chronicle. She has also co-anchored the EyeOpener newscast. In 1995, Brunner received a New England Emmy for a Chronicle program Cape Cod by Air. She has also been honored for her community work, including a 1991 Communications Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. In addition, Boston Magazine named Liz Brunner the Best Newcomer to the Boston media market in August 1994. Brunner is actively involved with the March of Dimes Walk America, the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and the Berkshire Hills Music Academy for Children With Williams Syndrome. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of AWRT/New England, the local chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. Born in Connecticut, Brunner was raised in Hawaii and Illinois. She received a Bachelor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wis. She resides in a Boston suburb.