Erik Elken

Author's details

Name: Erik Elken
Date registered: April 16, 2012

Biography

Erik joined KEZI 9 News as a Sports Reporter/Anchor in August 2011, from Albany, NY where he was the radio play-by-play voice for the Tri-City ValleyCats (Single-A, Houston Astros), and UAlbany football and men’s basketball. He also freelanced as a play-by-play commentator for various Time Warner Cable Sports television productions. Erik graduated from Syracuse University in May 2010, with a dual degree in Sport Management and Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. While at Syracuse, Erik was a radio play-by-play announcer and sports reporter for WAER and WJPZ, covering Syracuse University Athletics and local high school sports. He was also a television anchor at CitrusTV, SU’s student-run station. Erik also spent five weeks in Vancouver his senior year, interning for NBC Olympics during the XXI Winter Olympic Games. After his final semester, Erik spent a summer working at ESPN in the Talent Planning & Development Department. Erik is excited to call Western Oregon his new home and cover two Pac-12 schools on a regular basis. Born in New Jersey, and a native of Albany, NY, he is a die-hard New York Rangers, Giants, and Mets fan, who is also an avid skier. Anything Syracuse Orange is also a given.

Latest posts

  1. Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota, Greatwood — April 21, 2014
  2. SSE: One-on-One with Johnathan Loyd — April 21, 2014
  3. Ducks Complete Sweep of Cougs — April 19, 2014
  4. Web Extra: Helfrich, Frost, Dunmore — April 18, 2014
  5. Ducks Blitz Beavers, Sweep Civil War — April 14, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Roundball Wrap – February 22, 2013 — 2 comments
  2. Exclusive: LaMichael James Conversation — 1 comment
  3. Ducks Drop to No. 5 in BCS — 1 comment
  4. Ducks Sweep 2013 Civil War Series — 1 comment
  5. Web Extra: Ducks React to Upset — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Altman, Loyd Preview Pac-12 Tournament

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon Guard Johnathan Loyd: Oregon Guard Joseph Young: Oregon Forward Mike Moser:

Ducks Blast Buckeyes, 20-4

Oregon Head Coach George Horton: Oregon Pitcher Jeff Gold: Oregon Outfielder Tyler Baumgartner: Oregon Infielder Mitchell Tolman: Oregon Outfielder A.J. Balta:

Web Extra: Altman, Moser, Young

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon Forward Mike Moser: Oregon Guard Joseph Young:

Ducks Swept By Cal State Fullerton

Oregon Head Coach George Horton: Oregon Second Baseman Aaron Payne: After an 8-0 start to the season, No. 9 Oregon was swept by No. 5 Cal State Fullerton, losing the series finale 5-4 Sunday at PK Park. Aaron Payne drove in two runs and collected three hits in the loss. The Ducks host Seattle for … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – February 28, 2014

In the final edition of RoundBall Wrap of the season, and on the final day of the regular season, we bring you highlights from ten games across the area and talk playoff implications.

Web Extra: Horton on 900 Wins, 7-0 Start

Oregon Head Coach George Horton: George Horton talks about his team’s 7-0 start on the season, the Sunday starter spot and what he’s learned about his group so far. He also reflects on picking up his 900th career win against Hawai’i.

Ducks Beat Cougs Without Dotson

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon’s Mike Moser, Jason Calliste and Joseph Young: EUGENE, Ore. — Mike Moser scored a game-high 21 points, including the Ducks’ first 11 points of the second half, in Oregon’s (18-8, 6-8) 67-53 win over Washington State (9-18, 2-13). Oregon guard Damyean Dotson’s streak of 60 consecutive starts was snapped … Continue reading »

Altman, Loyd Reach Milestones in Win

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon’s Johnathan Loyd, Damyean Dotson and Mike Moser: EUGENE, Ore. — Mike Moser scored a game-high 20 points and Damyean Dotson tied a season-best with 17 points as Oregon (17-8, 5-8) beat Washington (14-13, 6-8) 78-71 at Matthew Knight Arena. Joseph Young added 18 points in the win. Oregon Head … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – February 14, 2014

In this week’s Valentine’s Day edition of the Roundball Wrap, Erik Elken and Stephen Nelson bring you highlights from 16 games across Western Oregon, including a big upset in girls Mid-Willamette league play.

Reed Closing in on New Role

EUGENE, Ore. — For the past two seasons, “Wild Thing” Jimmie Sherfy shut the door on Duck opponents. But in 2014, Oregon baseball will turn to a new closer, Jake Reed. “He’s not afraid to be the guy with the microphone,” head coach George Horton said of Reed. One small caveat – Reed has only … Continue reading »

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