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Liz Hernandez

Meet the TV correspondent running her own communication biz

After watching her mom suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and lose most of her speech, Liz Hernandez, a journalist and correspondent for places like Access Hollywood and E! News, started thinking about the power of words. “As a communicator, I realized that language not only brings personal meaning to our lives, it carries energy that shapes our reality,” she says. With that in mind, Liz decided to launch Wordaful, a YouTube series and creative space that brings awareness to the impact and power of just that: words. Since its launch in 2016, Wordaful has expanded into live events and brand collaborations that revolve around empowering people through communication. We caught up with the media maven to learn about her day to day.

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On her perfect afternoon in L.A. “It would start with lunch at Gracias Madre. They have great vegan food that doesn’t taste vegan, plus a beautiful patio area. Then, I would head over to The Broad to get my art fix in downtown L.A. Finally, since I’m already downtown, I would end my day at the Staples Center cheering on the Lakers.”

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On a beauty hack she swears by. “Coconut oil can be used for everything. Cooking, skin care, hair care, moisturizer, teeth whitening, mouthwash—you name it. Not only that, [the scent] is good for your brain.”

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On something no one knows about her. “I was an athletic trainer in high school for football and wrestling. I used to wrap ankles, call concussions and attend to a bloody nose here and there. It’s a skill I keep in my back pocket.”

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On the best piece of advice she’s ever received. “It doesn’t cost anything to be happy.”