Elizabeth Crisp covers Louisiana politics for The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge.
A Mississippi State University graduate, Elizabeth has reported on the Louisiana Legislature and state politics since 2013. She previously covered Missouri politics for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Mississippi Legislature for the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Elizabeth's reporting on Louisiana politics has over the past year taken her to Iowa to follow Gov. Jindal's presidential campaign; to Cuba to report on the state's efforts to strengthen trade relations; to Washington, D.C., to cover the battle for disaster recovery aid following this year's catastrophic floods; and to many, many festivals across the state to see candidates on the campaign trail.
She has been one of The Advocate ‘s lead reporters on the 2014 Senate race, 2015 Gubernatorial race and this year's Senate election.
Elizabeth is married to Ross Dellenger, who covers LSU football for The Advocate.
Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.