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Amalie Zara Benjamin (born June 10, 1982 in Newton, Massachusetts) is a writer for the National Hockey League,[1] having previously written for the Boston Globe as a Boston Red Sox beat reporter.[2] She is a 2004 graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in English. She currently lives in the Allston neighborhood of Boston.

Amalie Benjamin
Born (1982-06-10) June 10, 1982 (age 36)
OccupationSports journalist/television personality staff writer
formerly Boston Red Sox beat reporter / general assignment sports reporter for the Boston Globe

Journalism careerEdit

Benjamin began her journalism career in 2001 as a stringer for the Community Newspaper Company in Needham, Massachusetts. Over the next three years she interned at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Washington Post. While in college, she was a contributor to, and sports editor for, the Daily Northwestern’s weekly football magazine, Gameday.[3]

She joined the Boston Globe after graduating from college, and she initially covered high school sports. After the departure of Chris Snow from the Globe in 2006, she started covering the Red Sox as the backup beat reporter and also worked as a general-assignment sports reporter.[4] When Gordon Edes left in August 2008, the Globe promoted her to Red Sox beat writer.[5] She announced in November 2010 that she had left the position as Globe Red Sox beat reporter and would become a feature writer for the Globe. [6]

In addition to her columns in the Globe, Benjamin regularly appeared on the New England Sports Network's (NESN) Red Sox pre-game show to discuss the team.

Benjamin married Kenneth Gantz in 2010, and moved from being Boston Globe's beat writer for the Red Sox to its features writer, to avoid a beat writer's travel after her marriage. The couple separated later. In August 2014 she married Daniel Barbarisi. She also became the beat writer covering Boston Bruins for Boston Globe.

In March 2016, she left Boston Globe to write for, the website of National Hockey League.[1]


  1. ^ a b Amalie Benjamin [@AmalieBenjamin] (March 31, 2016). "So, news: After 12 years (eek!), I'm leaving the Boston Globe. I'm headed for , as a feature writer based in Boston" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Newsroom Resources:Amalie Benjamin". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  3. ^ "2004 Intern Bios". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  4. ^ "An Interview with Amalie Benjamin". Sports Media Guide. 2006-11-14. Archived from the original on 2007-12-06. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
  5. ^ Joe Sullivan (2008-08-16). "New lineup for Globe's baseball team". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on September 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
  6. ^ Amalie Benjamin (2010-11-10). "New challenges, and a word of thanks". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-10.

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