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.
A new multi story, multi use building opened it’s doors Thursday along West Moorehead. ‘Refinery 1213’ near I-77 will house creative office and retail space. It the latest in a long list of projects that continue to transform the West Charlotte neighborhood.
On Thursday evening, Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon pulled into a BP gas station to fill up. While there, he met a woman that was passing through and that woman says the conversation they had will stick with her forever.
On Dec. 1, 2019, North Carolina will become the final state to implement “Raise the Age” legislation. It will make it where the criminal justice system treats 16 and 17-year-olds as juveniles for a majority of the crimes that are committed.
A statewide public education campaign called More Powerful NC was launched Thursday in Charlotte. The goal is to confront opioid addiction by empowering people to fight against addiction in their communities.
The Pineville Police Department and the Pineville Town Manager confirmed that they have been contacted by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office about an upcoming targeted speeding enforcement operation. The police department says they will work with the MCSO deputies when that take place.