A true lover of the Capital Region, Liz Benjamin kicked off her journalism career in 1997 as a reporter for the Albany Times Union. Then, Liz spent an impressive decade-long stint reporting and blogging for the New York Daily News. Fast forward to April, 2010, when Liz joined the Spectrum News Capital Region political team as the host for Capital Tonight.

For Liz, each story she covers is equally meaningful, and they all impact someone’s life one way or another. Each day Liz walks into the newsroom, she makes it her endeavor to bring the same level of dedication and attention to everything we cover, no matter how big or small.

Liz is a triathlete, a CrossFitter, and an ultra runner – so when she’s not on-air, you can find her outdoors training for her next big race, usually somewhere on a trail along the lake. On her off days, Liz spends time with her husband at home in Rensselaer.

Follow her on Twitter and read the State of Politics blog here.