Ben Dennis joined the 8News team in January of 2020 as a reporter, previously reporting at WUTR-TV in Utica, NY.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree for print journalism at Penn State University’s Bellisario College of Communications, minored in theatre and studied vocal performance while in school.
While in New York, his reporting exposed a local issue of child sexual exploitation and shared exclusive legislative details about the state’s new criminal justice reforms and ‘Red Flag’ gun law.
Ben was the first reporter to arrive on the scene of murdered Utica teen, Bianca Devins, in an internationally-recognized homicide case. He uncovered tax breaks granted to multi-million dollar economic development deals, detailed the downfall of the Woodstock50 music festival and followed historic Halloween floods in Central New York.