Ben Dennis

Ben Dennis joined the 8News team in January 2020 as a reporter, previously reporting at WUTR-TV in Utica, NY. 

At 8News Ben has covered live breaking news, ‘8News taking action’ stories during the COVID–19 pandemic, questioned stakeholders about the debated removal of Confederate monuments and followed consequences of actions taken by Virginia’s General Assembly.

While reporting in New York, he uncovered tax breaks granted in multi-million dollar economic development deals, exposed local child sexual exploitation efforts and reported exclusive insight into new criminal justice reforms.

Ben studied print journalism at Penn State University’s Bellisario College of Communications, and pursued theatre and vocal performance opportunities while in school.

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