Elizabeth Palmer is a Canadian television journalist who reports for the United States based CBS Evening News channel.
Born in London, England, she was raised in Canada. Palmer graduated with honours in 1976 from the University of British Columbia in English linguistics, and in 1979 from the University of Cardiff, Wales, with an Master of Arts in journalism.
After working in regional Canadian journalism, Palmer was a business reporter and then science reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in Toronto. Palmer also presented CBC Radio’s Olympic coverage from the 1988 Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
In 1994 she was appointed CBC's bureau chief and senior correspondent for Latin American bureau, based in Mexico City. In 1997, she was appointed CBC's bureau chief and senior correspondent in Moscow, reporting in both English and French.
She joined CBS as Moscow bureau chief and senior correspondent in 2000, before moving to London in 2003, where she has been based since. Since the September 11 attacks, Palmer's assignments are typically reports from locations in the Middle East for the CBS Evening News.