Elizabeth (Liz) Motley
Elizabeth “Liz” Motley is a seasoned award-winning creative Executive Producer, TV host and Celebrity Public Relations Executive with 15+ years experience in broadcasting and cable television and digital content development.
Elizabeth is an award winning creative TV Executive Producer, Writer and Anchor / Reporter whose recognition includes (14) Telly Awards, (3) Davey Creative Awards, an Addy Award, MAN Media Award, and the American Heart Association’s Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Communications. She has produced television for networks and companies including Disney, CBS, FOX, Hearst, PBS, Dillard's, Lancome, Crayola, Fisher Price, Royal Caribbean, and Caymus Vineyards. Early in her career she worked for WTVT Fox 13; and created an award winning news/public affairs talk show for Hearst Television, "Inside Tampa Bay". She also launched a national cable/satellite TV network America's Health Network at Universal Studios.
Elizabeth spearheaded the daily live TV broadcast for the 2016 NAB Show LIVE.
Elizabeth was Vice President of TV Programming for America’s Voice Cable TV Network national news/political talk cable network based in Washington D.C. where she created & developed live, interactive TV programming with such notable talents as Billy Bush, Mary Matalin, Susan Molinari and Colonel Oliver North. She managed a dynamic innovative creative news team through live wall-to-wall presidential election coverage including live digital and broadcast coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Presidential Conventions.
In 2011, Elizabeth was recruited to Nashville by RFD-TV (Rural Media Group) as Executive News Director/Anchor to create and launch the first ever national television network news geared to rural America. On February 16, 2012 she made history anchoring the RURAL EVENING NEWS and launching RURAL TV NEWS to 61 million homes. Elizabeth increased the Nielsen ratings timeslot on RFD-TV by 40% as anchor and Executive Producer of the RURAL EVENING NEWS.
In March 2007, Liz launched international TV Travel entertainment company OceansTV, Inc, a joint venture with successful European travel entertainment company IFE Services Ltd (later acquired by Global Eagle Entertainment ). Liz’s TV innovations for the cruise travel industry include launching CBS Eye on Royal Caribbean, MTV at sea in 2004, the Oscars at sea, as well as Fox’s “American Idol” finale at sea in 2006.
After years inside television media, Elizabeth leveraged her news media insider experience in the world of public relations. In 2007, she began handling celebrity public relations, media and marketing, working with many artists and high profile celebrities including TV / Film Actor James Best, most widely known for his role as Rosco P. Coltrane in the long running television series “The Dukes of Hazzard”; Film Director/Actor/Artist Michael Damian; Studio City Sound; Caption Records; Worthy Publishing; SCRAP METAL and Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, the twin sons of Country Rock co-founder, Rick Nelson, and grandsons of TV icons Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, who carry on their family tradition as multi-platinum recording artists and celebrity headline entertainers in their own right. Elizabeth is currently based in Music City and with her company MOTLEY MEDIA-PR is producing broadcast & digital video projects for clients including the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), SOLID Nashville, The Bledsoe Agency (MLB pro sports videos), Broadcast Beat Magazine, NAB, CMT and Celebrity Public Relations working with many music artists including singer-songwriter Electra Mustaine, AMERICA lead guitarist Bill Worrell and many more... as well as Project Music Tech company, EVAmore.co, who recently won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Elizabeth is a member of SOURCE, SOLID, WMBA-Nashville and WIFT.