Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist)

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Elizabeth Benjamin (born c. 1972[1]) is a reporter for Time Warner Cable News, serving as the editor-in-chief of "State of Politics," a blog covering the politics of the state of New York, and as the host of the daily political news and interview show Capital Tonight. She has been employed with YNN and NY1 since April 2011. Prior to this, previously wrote a column for the New York Daily News, also covering state and city politics,[2][3] and before her post at the News, she reported for the Albany Times-Union and blogged under its Capitol Confidential blog.[4]

She currently appears as a political pundit on radio shows such as WNYC's the Brian Lehrer Show and on TV shows on channels such as CUNY-TV and NY1; in addition to her regular blog for TWCN, she also serves as a semi-regular columnist for the online publication Capital New York.


  • 2009 Hal Hovey Award [5]