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Ben Goldman reports during the week and anchors the FOX61 Weekend Morning News.

Ben is a hometown guy having grown up in Wethersfield.

He got his start at the ripe age of 16 years old when he got hired to be a freelance reporter at FOX61 reporting on Connecticut Charities twice each week as the host of Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner.

As a stage 3 brain cancer survivor, Ben has strong ties to non-profits all throughout the state and told their stories from 2012 to 2014.

In college, Ben was the head anchor for UCONN’s UCTV-Channel 14 newscast since he started there. He and the team won Best College Newscast in the country in the 2016 College Media Awards.

After his time at FOX61, Ben reported on weekends in Springfield, Mass. for Western Mass News.

Ben has also interned for various stations like PIX11 in New York City and also for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Outside of work, Ben is an avid golfer, and does his best to play three or four times each week. He was also the Co-Chairman of the 2015 Travelers Championship.

When he’s not golfing you will surely see him around Connecticut trying new restaurants (he’s a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’). As a local to the area, he’s often with his family and friends that he’s grown up with, enjoying the place the he calls home and telling the stories of people right here in it.

Recent Articles
  • FOX61’s Proud to Serve: Veteran Equine Therapy Services

    STONINGTON – Veteran Equine Therapy Services is a place that is dedicated to helping veterans who are struggling with PTSD after they served in the armed forces. The use of horses creates a calming atmosphere for the veterans, and makes them aware of their surroundings as well as how they are responding to different stimuli around them. One veteran, Chris Capozzi, was helped tremendously by the organization, and now serves on the board of directors. Recently, the New England Black […]

  • Middle school students organize gun violence walk in New Haven

    NEW HAVEN – Students at the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School took part in a school-wide march for kindness. They wanted to make clear that this was not a walkout for gun violence but rather a get together for their school community to stress the importance of kindness, unity and respect. Since the school is an arts school, students weaved in their artistic talents to compliment the message. Another reason for the march was the last day before April vacation […]

  • Suspect in fatal hit and run on Arrigoni Bridge appears in court

    PORTLAND — The suspect arrested in connection with a crash that killed a man in November appeared in court on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday, Khavar McDonald, 36, of Middletown, was arrested on manslaughter in the second degree, reckless driving, evading responsibility in operation of a motor vehicle (causing death) failure to maintain minimum insurance, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charges related to the fatal crash on November 4, 2017 on the Arrigoni Bridge. The defendant has been “very […]

  • Kaman, Airbus celebrate collaboration agreement

    BLOOMFIELD – Kaman Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers for aircraft parts, one of its biggest customers, Airbus, recognized this Connecticut company as one of 22 of their elite suppliers. This new standard of cooperation will create more demand on the folks at Kaman which means more jobs and growth in Connecticut. Currently, there is a trillion dollars in back orders and over 7,000 aircrafts expected to be made over the next nine years. Elected officials and company leaders […]

  • Funeral held for Connecticut trooper killed in crash

    EAST HARTFORD — A Connecticut state trooper killed in a highway crash last week was remembered Friday as a respected officer, a Marine veteran and a beloved father of two young children. Trooper 1st Class Kevin Miller’s funeral was attended by family, friends and hundreds of police officers from across the state and country, some from as far away as Alaska and Utah. Troopers lined a road into the Rentschler Field football stadium in East Hartford as a procession of […]

  • Career event for veterans held in East Hartford

    EAST HARTFORD —  For 14 years straight, Heroes for Hire has been a career fair that has helped veterans get jobs here in the state of Connecticut after transitioning back to normal civilian life after time fighting overseas. Over 100 Connecticut businesses, 26 vendors, and around 1,000 veterans showed up in East Hartford on Wednesday morning to help veterans back into the workforce. Many of the vendors said hiring veterans has many benefits including punctuality, responsibility, and leadership. In addition […]

  • Local high school students take on lawmakers to demand gun control

    WEST HARTFORD – Conard and Hall High School students got together to face lawmakers and community leaders to ask tough questions about gun laws and safety in their schools. Juniors and seniors from both schools joined forces in response to the shooting in Parkland, FL. After holding a walk-out last week, the students felt they could do more and decided to take extra steps to push for new legislation. Students were empowered to stand up and make comments or ask […]

  • Connecticut officials unveil new opioid awareness campaign

    NEW BRITAIN –Connecticut officials are launching a statewide public awareness campaign to help link health care providers, pharmacists and others with the resources they need to address the state’s opioid abuse problem. Governor Dannel Malloy and several state commissions on Monday unveiled a new public service announcement, which urges people to visit www.drugfreect.org . The Change the Script campaign also includes educational materials to be distributed by the state to local health departments, local prevention councils and others about prevention, treatment and […]

  • What’s next for schools and teachers after the Parkland school shooting?

    HARTFORD –  President Trump has suggested arming teachers in schools to help stop events like the Parkland, Florida school shooting from happening again. But are there things teachers can do to head off these events, long before *anyone* reaches for a weapon? Saturday morning, FOX61’s Ben Goldman talked with Professor Anthony Johnston of the University of Saint Joseph’s School of Education about school security, the future of schools, “zero tolerance”, and what we need to teach aspiring teachers.

  • Connecticut’s Civil Air Patrol acts as eyes in the sky

    HARTFORD  – The Civil Air Patrol acts as a volunteer branch of the US Air Force monitoring emergency situations from the sky. Here in Connecticut, the patrol keeps an eye on the Long Island Sound for rescue missions, but this winter they’ve been especially busy monitoring ice jams along the Connecticut and Housatonic Rivers. The Coast Guard cutters which cut through the ice, utilize the aerial views provided by the Civil Air Patrol to plan their courses up the river.  […]