Ben Williamson

Ben is an Emmy nominated reporter that joined WBTV in July of 2016 as an anchor and reporter after working for our sister station in Savannah, GA. He was born and raised just outside of Atlanta and most of his family still resides in Georgia. Ben attended the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where he graduated with two degrees; one in Broadcast Journalism and the other in Communication Studies. Shortly after graduation, Ben headed even farther south to the charming city of Savannah to work as an anchor and reporter for WTOC. He worked every shift during his 3 and half years whether it was getting up at 1:30 in the morning or getting home at midnight. At WTOC, Ben won awards for his work in breaking news coverage and best general reporting. Although most of his time in Savannah was spent covering crime, courts, and city government, he loves the stories that make you smile. One of his favorite stories he ever covered was helping a 106-year-old woman check things off her bucket-list. One of those, riding in a hot-air balloon and riding a Harley. When he’s not working, Ben loves playing sports, working out, hanging out with friends, being a beach bum, and spending time with his family. He LOVES the Georgia Bulldogs. Seriously, it is an obsession. He bleeds RED and BLACK.

Recent Articles by Ben

  Hundreds visit Health Department for hepatitis A vaccination after potential exposure in SouthPark

Outside spending playing a major role in contested North Carolina races

Parent says student faces suspension for actions during Butler High School shooting

Parents, students react to Butler High School shooting

19-year-old accused of stabbing, killing brother in Matthews pleads guilty

Teenager pleads guilty to killing man near JCSU Campus

City council votes to move forward with Eastland Mall pre-development plans

Family talks about son’s diagnosis of rare Polio-like disease

Leaders debate adding another Light Rail stop in SouthEnd

“We are in a good spot”; RNC Host Committee ahead of fundraising schedule

Family farms welcome cooler temps

Redevelopment of Eastland Mall getting closer

Local family has warning after son dies studying abroad

How long does it take to get to work? The average may surprise you

A closer look at where Maddox Ritch was found

79-year-old attacked in Charlotte, no arrests

Charlotte’s tree canopy problematic during Florence

How to prep your house before Hurricane Florence

Numbers show increase in scooter-related injuries

Grass can prove deadly for motorcyclists