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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: Wethersfield Fire Department water rescue unit

    WETHERSFIELD – The Wethersfield Fire Department has dedicated a team to water rescues up and down the Connecticut River. Based out of the Wethersfield Cove, their 26 foot Boston Whaler is ready for the call. The department is currently gearing up for the many boaters expected to hit the water for the Hartford fireworks on July 4th. The team is comprised 100% of volunteers and it’s the ability to give back to their own community that perpetuates that continued service. […]

  • What could thaw in U.S. – North Korea relations mean for missing soldiers

    NEW FAIRFIELD – There is a movement to bring back remains of POW/MIA soldiers from all wars around the globe, but especially in Korea. During President Trump’s summit, he spoke with King Jong Un about the effort to find the remains of the over 900 soldiers who were lost in Korea during the Korean War. In Connecticut, there are between 60 and 70 lost soldiers who have families that have been searching for their remains to give them a proper […]

  • At FEMA, Trump remained mum on new Puerto Rico death toll

    President Donald Trump visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday, just over a week after a new Harvard study estimated more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico died in Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. But even as he was briefed on the upcoming hurricane season, the President remained mum on the new estimate, which dwarfs the government’s official 64-person death toll. Instead, the President praised FEMA and other US officials, telling them they should be “very proud” of their work to […]

  • Reward offered for info on New Haven man accused of fatally shooting mother of two

    NEW HAVEN — New Haven police said a manhunt is underway for 41-year-old Tramaine Marquese Poole of New Haven after he allegedly shot and killed a mother of two. New Haven police said that at around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, they rushed to the intersection of Wintergreen Avenue and Wilmot Road for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a 28-year-old woman who was shot dead inside her car. The victim’s two young children, ages 6 and 11, were […]

  • FIRST ON FOX61: Feds pull funds from troubled Hartford apartment complex

    HARTFORD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, has rescinded the $1.4 million subsidy that they have been giving to Emmanuel Ku, the slumlord who owns 26 Section 8 Housing buildings in Hartford, the Clay Arsenal Apartments. Wednesday, FOX61 was first to report that the city of Hartford was pulling the $266,000 tax abatement from Ku. Ku has been receiving the tax abatement from Hartford since 2011 and he has been receiving the $1.4 million each year […]

  • Hartford landlord loses tax abatement after multiple failed inspections

    HARTFORD – The City of Hartford has voted to rescind landlord, Emmanuel Ku’s tax abatement. The $266,000 abatement has been given to Ku each year since 2011. The city has pulled that abatement following multiple failed inspections and have decided that Ku has not been using those funds to better the living conditions for residents in the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments. As of now, Ku is currently in a 90-day cure period which would allow him the time to fix […]

  • Make-A-Wish CT grants 4-year-old who had a liver transplant, a trip to Disney World

    The Make a Wish Foundation is dedicated to granting the wishes of children who are battling life threatening illnesses and the average wish costs $10,000. Penelope Hansen is 4-years-old and had to have a liver transplant in 2017. Her wish was for her and her family to go to Disney World – and that’s exactly what happened. Make-A-Wish raises money all year-long and for the past few years, Splash Car Wash locations all across Connecticut have helped them raise funds. […]

  • 101 year-old veteran received medals for his military service in Hamden

    HAMDEN — The Hamden community, along with Senator Chris Murphy,  gathered on Memorial Day to honor local resident Fred Baselice with three medals he never received for his service during World War II. Baselice was only 16 years-old when he first signed up for military service. He served in France during World War II and then came back to the U.S. to continue his service by working to help establish the Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven. Fred was honored when […]

  • Law enforcement ceremony held for fallen troopers, officers in Connecticut

    MERIDEN – Thursday was a day to remember and honor the lives of the fallen troopers and officers in Connecticut. Three additional names were added to the memorial at the State Police Academy including Trooper First Class Kevin Miller. Miller was killed in an accident in Tolland on I-84 Eastbound last month. Family members who lost loved ones as far back as 49 years ago were in attendance as the motto of the memorial was “Never Forget”. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman […]

  • Pence tells Coast Guard Academy graduates they’re needed

    NEW LONDON — Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 2018 graduating class is needed more than ever, given the threats the U.S. faces from drugs and terrorism. Pence delivered the keynote address at Wednesday’s ceremony at the campus in New London. He credits President Donald Trump with investing in the modern technology needed by the Coast Guard and other military branches. He promises that “this commander in chief will always have your back.” Pence also praises the […]