The children in the Hopkins family learn from an early age that they are the direct descendants of the largest family on the Mayflower. At a later age, they learn...that was just the tipple talking. In a family where pilgrim trivia is abundant, where Cape Code is considered holy ground, and where children share names with passengers aboard the Mayflower, settling in the Commonwealth is a forgone conclusion.
Elizabeth Hopkins is a member of the morning ensemble at Fox25 in Boston. She comes here from Providence, Rhode Island. At WRPRI, she anchored the morning and noon shows and co-hosted The Rhode Show, a lifestyle and entertainment program. Before that, she spent several years at WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin, where she anchored and reported daily. There, she garnered an Emmy nod for her piece on "bug chasing," a term which refers to those seeking HIV infection. Prior to working in Madison, she anchored the evening news at KNBN in Rapid City, South Dakota. She began her career at KAUN in Sioux Falls.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys not camping. She cooks, although friends and family have asked her to stop. Her yet-unrealized life's dream is to be recruited for a flash mob. She has an inexplicable fondness for accordion music. While Elizabeth's mother waits in desperation for a grandchild, her father hopes for one named Oceanus--the first child born in the new world. Mom will eventually get her way. Dad is out of luck.