Elizabeth Stephens

Associate Professor

Columbia Missourian, KOMU-TV, Journalism Professions

Digital Director for The Columbia Missourian and KOMU

316 Lee Hills Hall
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211-1200

Elizabeth Stephens is the digital director for the Columbia Missourian-the School’s community newspaper-and KOMU-TV 8, the School’s NBC affiliate station. She is also an associate professor on the Journalism Professions faculty. Stephens completed her bachelor’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2005. She worked at the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer as a copy editor, designer, business editor and copy desk chief.

In the role of digital director, Stephens oversee fulfillment of both platforms’ websites, as well as KOMU’s many apps (news, weather and OTT), and social media output for both platforms. She works with both newsroom’s editors, faculty and students to ensure both consistently executes digital best practices.

She moved to Charlottesville, Va., to work as an editor at SNL Financial, a subscriber-only financial news service. She returned to the Missourian in August 2011 as a Knight fellow and served in that role for two years. After completing her master’s degree at the School in 2014, Stephens joined the Missourian and School’s faculty full time in 2015. In her role as a Missourian news editor, she led a redesign of the Missourian website and managed the print design desk. She moved into her current role in May 2018.

Updated: August 24, 2020