Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist) Biography
Elizabeth Benjamin (born c. 1972 is a reporter for Time Warner Cable News (TWCN), 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 TWCN’s predecessor YNN and NY1 since April 2011. Prior to this, she wrote a column for the New York Daily News, also covering state and city politics. Before her position at the News, she reported for the Albany Times-Union and blogged under its Capitol Confidential blog.
Benjamin 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.
In 2013, she married Steven Smith, spokesman for the Albany police department. The two had met at a news conference earlier that year. Smith, then training for his first-ever triathlon, was directed towards Benjamin, a past Ironman participant who has a tattoo from that event on her leg.
They began training together and eventually dating. New York’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, officiated at the ceremony, held in Poughkeepsie.
Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist) Age
Elizabeth Benjamin 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 was born in 1972, she is 47 years old of years the birth month is unknown but ready for the update
Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist) Married
ELIZABETH BENJAMIN, STEVEN SMITH JR. Their Finish Line Is Down the Aisle
Elizabeth Marianne Benjamin and Steven Albert Smith Jr. were married Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Judge Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of New York State, officiated at the Grandview, an event space.
The bride, 41, is the host of “Capital Tonight,” political affairs show on the YNN cable network in Albany, a 24-hour television news channel. She graduated from the University of Rochester and received a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia.
She is the daughter of Helise I. Winters and Gerald Benjamin, both of New Paltz, N.Y. Her parents work at the State University of New York at New Paltz. The bride’s father is a distinguished teaching professor of political science and is the director of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach.
Her mother is the dean of regional education. The bride is the stepdaughter of Claudie Benjamin and of Larry Winters.
Mr. Smith, 32, is the spokesman for the Albany Police Department. He received an associate degree in criminal justice from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y., and is studying for a bachelor’s degree in organizational management at Nyack College. His previous marriage ended in divorce.
He is a son of Ann Marie Demski of Colonie, N.Y., and Mr. Smith Sr. of Rensselaer, N.Y. The groom’s mother is an administrative assistant in the New York State Office of Information Technology Services in Albany. His father is an investigator for the Rensselaer County district attorney’s office and works in Troy.
The couple met in January at a news conference at the State Capitol. Ms. Benjamin was there to interview an aide to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and Mr. Smith had driven the Albany police chief, Steven Krokoff, to the event.
Mr. Smith, who was preparing for his first triathlon, in San Diego, was chatting with several reporters about it, and someone mentioned that Ms. Benjamin had completed an Ironman competition. He found himself standing behind her in the crowd and noticed the Ironman tattoo on her calf; he tapped her on the shoulder and introduced himself.
A few hours later, he sent her an email, suggesting that they get together for training.
She was intrigued by the audacity of Mr. Smith’s athletic aspirations, which involved an Olympic-distance triathlon two months later.
“It was nutty what he was planning on doing,” she said. “He had never worn a wet suit, had never swum in the ocean, the bike still had nubs on the tires.”
So she agreed to meet.
“Our first date, if you will, was a 90-degree experience,” he said. “We went to hot yoga together, and coffee afterward.”
She had been so fixed on his triathlon ambition that she had not considered that he might be interested in something other than athletic achievement — until she saw him struggling with a downward-dog pose.
“This might be a thing because he didn’t look like he was having a good time,” she said. “If he’s going to do something, he’s going to commit to it.”
She soon realized that his determination was only one of the qualities that made him a good match.
“He’s incredibly loyal and very self-effacing,” she said. ”The guy would give you the shirt off his back, and he’s just a good person. I’m enormously uptight and Type A, and he’s just not. He makes me calm.”
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Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist) Net Worth
Elizabeth Benjamin is an American television writer and producer. Benjamin has worked on the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Bones, Crash, United States of Tara, and Rizzoli & Isles.
A former modern dancer, Benjamin danced for a number of choreographers including Molissa Fenley, David Parsons, & Twyla Tharp. She has a net worth of Net Worth of$600,000
Elizabeth Benjamin (journalist) Attorney
Elizabeth Benjamin has been licensed for 12 years and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. This attorney works in Altoona, PA and handles cases in Education.
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