Brenda Wood, sometimes referred to as Liz, was a local news anchor for Hawkins, Indiana.
On the morning of November 7, she was seen on Hopper's TV reporting about the strange power surges Hawkins experienced the night before.
Behind the scenes
Brenda Wood was a real-life news anchor. She reported the news for the local Atlanta station 11Alive for 20 years until her retirement in February 2017.
- In "The Vanishing of Will Byers" she is referred to as "Liz". However, in a promotional video released on the official Netflix YouTube channel, she is given the name Brenda Wood, after the actress who portrays her.