Liz Benjamin hosts Capital Tonight each weeknight  at 8 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  Liz joined the Capital Tonight political team in April of 2010 after spending more than a decade reporting and blogging about New York politics for the New York Daily News and the Albany Times Union.

In addition to her duties behind the anchor desk, Liz is the driving force behind this blog (STATE OF POLITICS) which you’re currently visiting. You can also always find a link to our blog on the sites of all the Spectrum News Channels and NY1.

Liz began her career in journalism in 1997 when she joined the staff of the Albany Times Union covering suburban government, City Hall and the State Capitol.  She also launched that paper’s political blog, Capitol Confidential – the first blog devoted to state politics and government.

In 2007, Liz took a job with the New York Daily News writing a weekly column and taking over primary responsibility for the Daily Politics blog, delivering coverage of state politics to New Yorkers in real time.