By Jeff Lovanio
At the ripe young age of 23, Ben Goldman, a born and raised Hartford area local, knew EXACTLY what he wanted to do for a living by watching the news as a kid. He became fascinated with the people who would “dress up” and tell him what was happening in the local community and the world … so that’s where his journey began.
In this episode of the Experience We-Ha podcast, Ryan and I turned the microphone on Ben to learn about his story – how he achieved his dream job and became a news anchor at Fox 61. We learn about the early days of his life which included a successful battle with brain cancer, his roles and internships working with the best-of-the-best in hyperlocal and national news, and the most memorable moment in his young career.
0:00 – Intro
2:45 – The journey to news anchor
8:30 – Ben’s battle with brain cancer
16:15 – Ben’s involvement with charities and his Make-A-Wish
18:15 – From college internship, to apprenticeship, to Fox 61
20:07 – First day as an anchor
21:50 – Learning from the best – Denise D’Ascenzo and Dennis House
27:54 – Ben’s most memorable moment in the business
32:50 – What’s next???
34:45 – Dream interview
36:55 – The secret to his success
40:23 – Ben’s favorite We-Ha dish
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