Ben Williamson

Ben Williamson

Weekend Anchor, Reporter

Charlotte, NC

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

  100-year-old WWII Veteran on mission to visit 50 states, meet 50 governors

  Malcolm Graham remembers sister 4 years after she was killed in Charleston church shooting

  Town of Huntersville plans to test soil in search for cause of rare eye cancer

  Jahzion Wilson found guilty of murder in 2017 death of Zach Finch

  New upgraded Community Shelter set to open in Union County

  Trial for teen accused of murdering 21-year-old baseball player begins

  ’Oh no, not again,’ Huntersville business burglarized a second time

  Family sells lemonade to raise money for Gold Star families

  MEDIC says ‘Twin’ medical buses valuable asset during hot weather

  Bizarre circumstances surround disappearance of a Mountain Island Lake family’s dogs

  Massive multi-use building latest to open doors as West Charlotte develops

  ‘Game of Thrones’ therapy sessions are a real thing being offered

  'I don’t go out in the dark,’ West Charlotte neighborhood concerned about possible gunfire nearby

  Kannapolis high school students use carpentry class to help struggling veterans

  Hundreds attend service for fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon

  ’I will never forget him,’ She only met Officer Jordan Sheldon once, but once was enough

  ‘March for Our Lives’ rally held on Campus of UNCC

  Man accused in murder of Charlotte mother rejects plea deal

Man pleads guilty in death of local high school basketball player

  Crucial weeks ahead for NC ‘Raise the Age’ implementation

  Use of shoulder lanes viewed as option for I-77 congestion relief

Charlotte homicide numbers not slowing down

  ’I thought she could live forever:’ family of mother killed in crossfire prepares for funeral

  More Powerful NC: Statewide campaign to combat opioid epidemic

  ’She was a flower, just pure love,’ family reacts after mother killed in crossfire

Bond reduced for Rock Hill mother accused of helping son hide evidence from police

  ‘I know you will burn in hell for what you did.’ Man pleads guilty in murder of Rock Hill woman

  Local lawmakers introduce new bill to try and give drivers relief on I-77

  Pineville Police to work with Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on next targeted speeding enforcement operation

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