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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
  • Hartford cops crackdown on ‘package pirates’

    HARTFORD – The Hartford Police Department has designated a special detail to monitor packages being delivered to homeowners after a rise in package thefts in the city. FOX61 rode along with detectives Wednesday morning  in an area of Hartford that most popular to thieves targeting doorsteps – the West End. Detectives have said that many of the people they have caught stealing packages have a history with drug use and are stealing other people’s packages in order to support that habit. […]

  • Proud to Serve: A look at a LIFESTAR first responder

    HARTFORD — Each day the LIFESTAR Medical Team responds to the most serious accidents throughout the state. The fly in to rescue and try to save victims via helicopter in the shortest time possible. On that team, one of the longest serving members in LIFESTAR history, Jeff Heath. Jeff has been in this field for 37 years now and has seen some of the most devastating cases in the state. His job, being a first responder, is taxing physically, mentally and […]

  • Suffield mother raising awareness of military suicides

    HARTFORD — Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide — a statistic Donna Chapman became painfully aware of when her son William killed himself in January 2017 after serving six years in the military. Donna is raising awareness of this staggering issue by founding a non-profit organization called Will Power. On this Veterans Day, FOX61’s Ben Goldman sat down with this Connecticut mother to learn how she’s trying to help military families and raise funds to build a retreat center to […]

  • Police: Innocent driver dead following police chase in West Haven

    WEST HAVEN — Police said an innocent driver is dead after a man being chased by police crashed into him. Meloy Road is back open, after West Haven police confirmed a fatal crash happened there resulting from a police chase involving police  from the neighboring town of Orange. Meloy Road was closed between Ridge and Eileen roads, according to police. Police said the accident happened at 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police said a Toyota was being chased after a traffic stop […]

  • NAACP calls for hate crime charge against UHart roommate 

    WEST HARTFORD — The Connecticut NAACP wants a felony hate crime charge immediately filed against a white former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her black roommate’s belongings. The march is being called Justice For Jazzy – Jazzy being the nickname of Chennel Rowe the University of Hartford student whose former roommate, Brianna Brochu, was charged on October 28 with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace. Police said last week they were seeking a hate crime charge, which […]

  • Advocates speak out for effective budget for state’s schools

    HARTFORD — On Monday morning, education advocates spoke out on the lack of a state budget at the state capitol. Kenneth DiPietro, superintendent of schools in Plainfield, said they have already had to lay off employees just to keep schools open and operating. Fran Rabinowitz, who was a superintendent for years, but now heads up the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents, said programs after school and before school are going away and the devastation hitting all school districts in the […]

  • Students at Derby school celebrate “National Walk to School Day”

    DERBY  -– Students at Bradley School in Derby celebrated “National Walk to School Day” along with teachers and staff to practice safe ways to walk to and from school on a daily basis. The event was sponsored by FedEx  and Griffin Hospital to give students simulations into what dangerous conditions and scenarios might be like when walking. The Iriving School in Derby also took part in the day. Over 500 young pedestrian die each year due to incidents that can […]

  • Hartford gets another lower bond rating

    HARTFORD – In a time when some people are making the effort to revitalize Hartford, Standard and Poor’s has now lowered the city’s credit rating for a third time. The agency views the city as essentially in default, with little prospect for a full bondholder recovery. The S&P lowered Hartford’s rating by four levels, bringing the city down from B- to CC and Moody’s lowered it two levels, bringing to CAA3. Hartford has roughly $530 million of outstanding debt. On […]

  • Make a Wish sends avid Red Sox fan to Fenway Park

    NIANTIC – Connor Ealden is ten years old and is the most avid Boston Red Sox Fan you’ll ever meet. Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis shortly after birth, Connor has had a rough 10 years. To make his treatments go by faster, he watches his team and doesn’t miss a single game. Connor and his mother, Jessie Manfredi, contacted the Make a Wish Foundation to see if Connor was eligible to get a wish granted, turns out he most definitely was. […]

  • Waterford Fire Dept. to deliver water to those impacted by Harvey

    WATERFORD — On Friday in Waterford, the Waterford Fire Department will be holding a drive to collect cases of bottled water to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The drive started at 6 a.m. and will be continuing on until 10 a.m. A local trucking company will be volunteering to drive the thousands of cases directly to Houston to distribute them by hand. The address of the department is 89 Rope Ferry Road in Waterford for those interested in […]