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

  Local pizza joint offering free pizza to federal employees impacted by government shutdown

Survivor of human trafficking shares her story to raise awareness

Local small business can’t expand because of partial government shutdown

City of Charlotte eyeing new E-scooter regulations

After the holidays, doctors expect flu cases to rise

Car slams into popular Plaza Midwood tattoo studio for the second time

First responders work during the holidays to keep you safe

‘Nothing is left,' tenants return to salvage what remains after massive south Charlotte Fire

21-year-old killed in Charlotte crash one day before his birthday

Owner of Plaza Midwood restaurant chooses compassion after violent armed robbery

Should students learn more ‘Adulting’ basics in the classroom? One NC rep. says yes

Winter storm damages marinas around Lake Norman

SCDOT: Keeping I-77 ice free is top priority during winter storm

Local fire department warns people about blocking streets with cars

Marshville community holds parade for child battling illness

Cam Newton Foundation Hosts ‘Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam’

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