Ben started at WTAJ as the Morning News Producer in February 2005. He started doing live reports on WTAJ News this Morning about six months later. In 2007 he moved to dayside and started producing and reporting. Ben currently reports during the evening and late night newscasts.
Ben married Cathy, an Altoona native, in June 2009. He grew up in the Cincinnati area. He attended college at Morehead State University in Kentucky where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in three and a half years. While there he worked in radio and television news and spent his summers interning at WLWT-TV and WKRC-TV in Cincinnati.
Ben views the news as a calling and believes in the responsibility of reporting the truth and keeping the public informed. Ben and Cathy currently live in Hollidaysburg. When Ben's not at work he enjoys reading and watching all genres of movies, his favorite is Casablanca. He loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes, but enjoys coming up with his own even more.
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Get to Know BenWhat are your favorite TV shows?
Family Guy, Burn Notice, Firefly
What are your favorite movies?
Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, Serenity
What websites do you visit the most?
IMDB.com and WeAreCentralPA.com
What is your favorite restaurant?
Vito's in Cresson, PA
If you could interview anyone in history, who would it be?
What is one thing on your bucket list?
What is one thing about you most people would be surprised by?
My favorite vacation was a family trip to Ireland.
What are your favorite sports teams?
The Ohio State University Buckeyes Football
What is your favorite hobby?
Watching Movies and reading comic books
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Still a reporter telling great stories
What was your most memorable interview/weather event/sporting event?
Lt. Gen. Henry Obering, (he shot down a toxic satellite for NASA in 2008
What was your first job?
Manual Labor, Farm Work