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

  Laser strike pointed at Delta Airlines flight near Charlotte airport, crew reports

  ‘Panthers are the long game, not the short.’ Charlotte leaders respond to potential facility move

  More than 80 crashes recorded on small stretch of Eastway Drive since 2017

  Charges dropped after massive 2017 poppy field bust in Catawba County

  ‘My son is not a number’, mother of homicide victim reacts to violent start to 2019

  Charlotte store owner charged in fatal shooting of alleged intruder pleads not guilty

  CIAA basketball tournament begins weeks after announcement it will move in two years

  Best friends make life saving decision after kidney disease diagnosis

  Man accused of killing Charlotte protester in 2016 was firing at police, prosecutors say

  Man charged in deadly shooting during Charlotte protests ruled capable to continue trial

  Trial for man accused of murder during 2016 Charlotte Riots starts Monday

  Crews will work Friday night to fix ‘ghost lanes’ on I-77

  East Charlotte crash may illustrate larger safety issue

  Police say violent business robbers moved to Charlotte to ‘victimize people’

  Charlotte prepares for thousands during NBA All-Star Weekend

  Crisis Assistance Ministry helping more federal workers as shutdown temporarily ends

  Owner of popular East Charlotte restaurant weighs options after car crashes into their business for the 4th time

  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