Ben Dennis

Ben is an award-winning journalist—a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award-winning team member for ‘Overall Excellence,’ and a Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winner for reporting.

Prior to joining DC News Now as a consumer reporter, Ben worked at WRIC ABC 8News in Richmond, Virginia. He investigated fentanyl’s fatal grasp in Central Virginia, followed breaking news during riots and protests following George Floyd’s death and routinely covered surging gun violence.

Ben also uncovered exclusive disparities among Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic and shared key details surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments.

Prior to reporting in Richmond, Ben was a journalist at WUTR/WFXV Eyewitness News in Utica, New York. Ben graduated from Penn State University where he majored in print journalism and minored the theatre. He interned at CNN and NBC News in Washington DC.

Ben grew up in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania where he became inspired by journalism while following local news reporting in the DMV, and through his involvement broadcasting play-by-play youth baseball games.

Away from the newsroom, Ben enjoys traveling, attending concerts and theatre, collecting vinyl records and facilitating car jam sessions (turn the pop music up to 11).

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