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, Washington — April 28, 2014
  2. Web Extra: Ifo, Lowe, Frost, Malone — April 25, 2014
  3. Web Extra: Helfrich, Mariota, Greatwood — April 21, 2014
  4. SSE: One-on-One with Johnathan Loyd — April 21, 2014
  5. Ducks Complete Sweep of Cougs — April 19, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Roundball Wrap – February 22, 2013 — 2 comments
  2. Beavers Win In Boulder For First Time — 1 comment
  3. Exclusive: LaMichael James Conversation — 1 comment
  4. Ducks Drop to No. 5 in BCS — 1 comment
  5. Ducks Sweep 2013 Civil War Series — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

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 »

Web Extra: Robinson, Moreland, Cooke

Oregon State Head Coach Craig Robinson: Oregon State’s Eric Moreland and Hallice Cooke:

Roundball Wrap – January 17, 2014

This week’s edition of the Roundball Wrap includes a thriller in the Purple Pit between Churchill and South Eugene, Sheldon looks to stay undefeated in conference play and maybe the best dunk you’ll see this year in Oregon preps.

Pellum Named Defensive Coordinator

Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information EUGENE, Ore. – Don Pellum, who has encountered 23 years of coaching success at the University of Oregon as a football graduate assistant, linebackers coach, and a tutor of safeties and defensive linemen, has been elevated to the position of defensive coordinator according to the Ducks’ Head Coach Mark Helfrich. Pellum … Continue reading »

Ducks Lose Third Straight Pac-12 Game

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon Forward Mike Moser and Guard Jason Calliste: EUGENE, Ore. — Dominic Artis missed the game-tying layup at the buzzer and No. 17 Oregon (13-3, 1-3) dropped its third straight conference game with an 82-80 loss to Stanford at Matthew Knight Arena. Senior forward Mike Moser led the Ducks with 24 … Continue reading »

Beavs Lead Cal Early, Fall Late

Oregon State Head Coach Craig Robinson: Oregon State Guard Roberto Nelson and Center Angus Brandt: Courtesy: OSU Sports Information CORVALLIS, Ore. – Roberto Nelson scored a game-high 26 points, but Oregon State could not overcome a strong second-half effort by California, falling 88-83 on Saturday night at Gill Coliseum. Nelson was a spark plug for … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 10, 2014

Week two of Roundball Wrap brought a couple buzzer-beaters with it. Plus, Yadie Dunmore makes his North Eugene debut against his former school, Sheldon. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken bring you all the highlights from across Western Oregon.

Web Extra: Altman, Loyd, Calliste

Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman: Oregon Guard Johnathan Loyd: Oregon Guard Jason Calliste:

Ducks Attend NBA Game in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Duck football team spent its first night in San Antonio at the Rockets-Spurs NBA game at the AT&T Center. We caught up with center Hroniss Grasu, a die-hard Lakers fan, who was a man of his word wearing Lakers gear in San Antonio.

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