Elizabeth Palmer is a journalist best known as the news correspondent for CBS since 2000. She currently serves as the CBS News' senior foreign correspondent based in London.

Her reporting is featured across all broadcasts of CBS News, including CBS This Morning, CBS News 24/7, CBSN, and CBS Evening News.

Over her working tenure, she has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, being one of the first U.S. correspondents to helicopter into that country after 9/11, Iraq, and Syria, and political and economic news in Europe and Asia.

Palmer previously served as a correspondent for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Latin America Bureau. She was the recipient of the Alfred I DuPont-Columbia University Award (2018) for her reporting on the siege of Aleppo in Syria.

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How Old Is Elizabeth Palmer?

Born as British in London, details about Palmer’s age, birthday, and birth date is still unknown. But, what remains known is that she was raised in Canada after her family immigrated when she was of a young age.

Palmer Graduated in Journalism

The British-Canadian completed her graduation with a bachelor of arts in English from the University of British Columbia with honors in 1976. Later, she did post-graduate at the Centre for Journalism Studies, University College in Cardiff with a Master of Arts in journalism.

Husband Supports Family During Elizabeth Palmer's Absence

The CBS News correspondent is married to Luc Laporte, an extremely supportive husband. Together, they share two beautiful children, Zachary, 31, and Chloe, 22.

Her husband Laporte is the pillar who has kept her family of four alive in her absence, as she covered news from war zones staying away from home.

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Along with her husband, her kids have been very supportive of her work, too. The kids always took her absence positively, which has helped her escape the state of guilt-ridden motherhood.

In an interview with Elle, Elizabeth shared something her son said during her time in Afghanistan, which always lights her heart with pride:

Mom, you know, a lot of the guys at school have fathers in Afghanistan, but I'm the only with a mom there.

It’s great to see brave women like Palmer doing what she is doing. And what’s more amazing is that there are men like her husband who are equally supportive.

Palmer Admits Being Depressed Over Her Increasing Body Weight

Palmer was born into a family that followed extremely healthy eating habits. But despite feeding on green veggies and healthy meals, the once average weighted Elizabeth, who never had to care about weight loss, fell into the hole of junk food during her middle school days.

Weight Loss: Elizabeth Palmer on the right in 2013 and on the left in 2018. (Photo: Pinterest)

The result of her unhealthy eating habits showed its outcome later in the years. Back in 2010, due to her increasing body weight, she suffered from slight depression as no matter how much she tried, her weight loss goals failed. 

But now, comparing from her recent pictures to previous, Palmer has finally pursued the weight loss she aspired to achieve. 

CBS News Correspondent Since 2000 — How Much Salary Does Palmer Earn?

Palmer’s professional career in broadcasting started as a special correspondent for the Canadian network in 1988. In the 1990s, she covered the crash of ruble and the Chechen War based in Latin America, Russia, and Central Asia.

From 1994 to 1997, she served as a senior correspondent for Latin American Bureau in Mexico City. After that, she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as senior correspondent and bureau chief in Moscow from 1997 to 2000.

She embarked on the CBS Network in 2000 as a correspondent based in Moscow. Since 2003 she has been serving the network based in London. As a reporter, she has covered almost all the major conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Working as a CBS news correspondent for almost two decades, she earned an estimated average salary of $102,548 per year.