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Liz Wickersham

Liz Wickersham is an American television personality[1] best known as the host of CNN's entertainment newsmagazine Showbiz Today and host of WTBS'S Award-Winning Magazine Program, "Good News".


  • Miss Georgia USA 1
  • CNN 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Miss Georgia USA

Wickersham, who grew up in Miss USA pageant, where she was selected as Miss Photogenic and ultimately became one of the Top 12 semifinalists.[2] Following this, she briefly worked for Democratic Congressman Charlie Wilson in Washington, DC. Her father was both a major Democratic contributor and the seller of the second-hand Lincoln automobiles that Wilson preferred.[3] She later appeared as the cover model for the April 1981 issue of Playboy magazine.[1]


Shortly thereafter, Ted Turner offered her an on-air position with the fledgling network, CNN. Her broadcasting profile soon rose considerably after being selected in to interview Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at his presidential palace following an invitation he issued to CNN. She returned to Cuba for a follow-up interview with Castro two years later. Liz Wickersham co-hosted the CNN program Showbiz Today (modeled on syndication's successful Entertainment Tonight) which featured entertainment industry news. She also served as the host of WTBS's Sunday-morning magazine program "Good News", produced by the husband-and-wife TV writing team of Bonnie and Terry Turner.

Personal life

Wickersham is now married and lives in New York City.


  1. ^ a b "Big names make the nudes that mags see fit to print".  
  2. ^ Jason, Vannatta. "Welcome to MISS GEORGIA USA and MISS GEORGIA TEEN USA". 
  3. ^ ABC News. "'"Book Excerpt: 'Charlie Wilson's War. ABC News. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Diana Goodman
Miss Georgia USA
Succeeded by
Linda Kerr
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