Amalie Benjamin

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Amalie Benjamin
Born (1982-06-10) June 10, 1982 (age 32)
Newton, Massachusetts
Occupation Sports journalist/television personality
Title Boston Red Sox beat reporter / general assignment sports reporter

Amalie Zara Benjamin (born June 10, 1982 in Newton, Massachusetts) is a writer for the Boston Globe, and a former Boston Red Sox beat reporter for the Boston Globe.[1] She is a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in English. She currently lives in the Allston neighborhood of Boston.

Journalism career[edit]

Benjamin began her journalism career in 2001 as a stringer for the Community Newspaper Company in Needham, Massachusetts. Over the next three years she interned at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Washington Post. While in college, she was a contributor to, and sports editor for, the Daily Northwestern’s weekly football magazine, Gameday.[2]

She joined the Boston Globe after graduating from college, and she initially covered high school sports. After the departure of Chris Snow from the Globe in 2006, she started covering the Red Sox as the backup beat reporter and also worked as a general-assignment sports reporter.[3] When Gordon Edes left in August 2008, the Globe promoted her to Red Sox beat writer.[4] She announced in November 2010, soon after getting married to Kenneth Gantz, that she had left the position as Globe Red Sox beat reporter and would become a feature writer for the Globe. [5]

In addition to her columns in the Globe, Benjamin regularly appeared on the New England Sports Network's (NESN) Red Sox pre-game show to discuss the team.

Benjamin is currently the Boston Bruins' beat writer for the Boston Globe. In August 2014 she married Daniel Barbarisi.


  1. ^ "Newsroom Resources:Amalie Benjamin". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  2. ^ "2004 Intern Bios". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  3. ^ "An Interview with Amalie Benjamin". Sports Media Guide. 2006-11-14. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2008-01-23. 
  4. ^ Joe Sullivan (2008-08-16). "New lineup for Globe's baseball team". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  5. ^ Amalie Benjamin (2010-11-10). "New challenges, and a word of thanks". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 

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