Known for her time as anchor of the local New York City WABC-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness news program.
She has hosted the 4pm and pm editions of the show for the station.
Created by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, and Danny Zuker, the series was heavily promoted as "from the guys who brought you American Pie".
The series was centered on the lives of two friends, British stud Euan Pierce (played by Sean Maguire) and play-it-safe American Mike Platt (played by Eddie Kaye Thomas), after they move into the posh Hadley Building on New York's Centre Street.
It's there, flickering at the periphery, visible in some of the scenes, and in a lot of the performances. "The Lifeguard" is hemmed in by vagueness and cliche, and nearly ruined by its soundtrack, an insistent barrage of thematically obvious alt-radio music cues. Garcia struggles with the tone throughout, but "The Lifeguard" is often saved by Kristen Bell's sensitive and complex performance.
"The Lifeguard" is the story of Leigh (Kristen Bell), valedictorian of her high school class, reporter for the Associated Press, living in New York City.
It is rumored that Liz and Josh dated before her divorce with her then-husband.
On a moment's notice, literally mid-drink at a night spot, Leigh goes back to her apartment, packs her bag, packs up her cat, and moves home to live with her parents, not even informing them of her plans. Leigh has always done what is expected of her and she thinks she should be allowed a break. She doesn't help clean up around her parents' house, and when her mother says that they "expect her to contribute", Leigh says, "To what?
Her parents (Amy Madigan and Adam Le Fevre) are surprised, and her mother, in particular, is not all that thrilled. " Leigh magically gets her high school job back, as a lifeguard at a condo pool.
And, like the fictional Donna, she is Jewish as well, but Juju's Jewishness (say that three times fast) comes from her marriage to television executive Neal Shapiro. Jerry: If I like their race, how can that be racist?
There's a good, dark, messy movie in "The Lifeguard" trying to get out. It's not the most original of concepts, and writer-director Liz W.