Erik Elken

Erik is a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KEZI 9 News. He has been with KEZI 9 News since August 2011.

Before coming to Western Oregon, Erik worked in 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, 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 enjoying covering 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.

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