Bennett Purser

Bennett Purser

associate producer, Press Play

Bennett Purser joined KCRW's Press Play in 2020 as a lucky producer who found a job during the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Before joining the station, he spent two years as a producer for APM's Marketplace, covering business and economics. He started his journalism career at Utah Public Radio, and moved to Los Angeles in 2018 to intern for NPR's Morning Edition. In his free time he likes traveling, concerts, live storytelling and rollerblading on the strand.

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LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He entered the league at age 18 and will probably play into his 40s, says writer Dave Schilling.

NBA’s top scorer is now LeBron James. How far can he go?

LeBron James is now the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He entered the league at age 18 and will probably play into his 40s, says writer Dave Schilling.

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