|Born:||December 12, 1963|
Beverly Hills, California, USA
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
Elizabeth Kate "Liz" Claman (born December 12, 1963 in Beverly Hills, California, USA) is an anchor on the Fox Business Network.
Her success is sometimes attributed at least partially to her large breasts, which are often provocatively displayed in tight blouses and sweaters. Several Yahoo! Groups and websites are devoted to photos and vidcaps of Claman's prominent bust. In 1999, the author Matthew Klam criticised her in his The New York Times Magazine article by referring to her as "the giant swimsuit model in a tight skirt and sweater set".
Claman was born to Canadian parents in Beverly Hills, California. For her early education Claman went to Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where she was a disc jockey for the school radio station, WPAA, and to Beverly Hills High School.
Claman earned a bachelor of arts degree in French language from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985 and has a Certificat Supérieur de Français from the Sorbonne.
Claman got her start in television as a production assistant for Paula Zahn at Los Angeles television station KCBS-TV. From there, she went on to win several local Emmy Awards for broadcast journalism. Claman's first on-the-air reporting job at WSYX-TV (Columbus, Ohio), followed by a stint hosting a morning talk show, Morning Exchange, at WEWS-TV (Cleveland). Later, Claman was a weekend anchor at WHDH-TV (Boston).
In April 1998 Claman began her CNBC career as a freelancer, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. (CNBC later moved to Englewood Cliffs.) Six weeks into her 13-week trial period, CNBC gave Claman a long-term contract, and she has been a fixture on CNBC ever since.
She was the co-anchor of the CNBC morning program Morning Call. Previously, Claman was the co-host of the program Wake Up Call and the anchor of the CNBC newsmagazine program Cover to Cover. Claman also served as a substitute anchor for The News with Brian Williams before Williams left MSNBC for CNBC in 2004.
In 2006, Claman made her debut as an author with her first book, The Best Investment Advice I Ever Received.
Liz Claman quit CNBC in July, 2007 and is rumored to be going to the Fox Business Channel.
Claman resides in New Jersey with husband Jeff Kepnes (a Senior Producer for Paula Zahn Now on CNN) and their two children. Her father, Dr. Morris Claman, was a renowned urologist and associate clinical professor of urology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Her mother is actress June Claman . Claman's oldest sister Danielle is an executive for Showtime, another sister is a Hollywood studio musician, and her younger brother is also a musician.
She is a member of the charitable organization Hadassah and has been featured in an article in that organization's magazine. Claman is a Big Sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services of Manhattan.
Claman is also an active public speaker. She has given speeches and moderated discussions regarding women and mothers in the workplace.
Claman completed the New York City Marathon in 2005. She also skied in 2005, 2006 and 2007's Jerry Ford Celebrity Cup Ski Race .
- Liz Claman links at FreeOnes
- The Morning Blog! (The Official Blog of CNBC's Morning Call - last updated in December, 2006)
- Liz Claman book promotion site
- Yahoo! Group devoted to Liz photos, vidcaps, and reader fantasies
- Vidcaps, kapturedforyou.com