Ben Dennis joined ABC 8News in January 2020.
At 8News, Ben has investigated fentanyl’s fatal grasp in Central Virginia, followed breaking news during riots and protests following George Floyd’s death, and surging homicides from gun violence.
Ben also uncovered exclusive disparities among Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic, and has routinely reported on the removal of Confederate monuments.Prior to reporting in Richmond, Ben worked at WUTR-TV Eyewitness News in Utica, NY.
While in upstate New York, Ben exclusively reported child sexual exploitation efforts, discovered massive tax breaks granted in multi-million dollar economic development deals and followed unsanitary, and potentially sickening public water.
Ben studied print journalism at Penn State University’s Bellisario College of Communications, and interned at CNN’S ‘The Lead with Jake Tapper’ and NBC News’ ‘Meet the Press.’
Don’t be surprised if you bump into Ben at theatrical performances, find him humming pop hits or biking on Richmond’s streets.