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Ben Goldman anchors the FOX61 News at 4pm and 11pm on Weekday evenings.

He got his start at the ripe age of 16 years old when he got as a freelance reporter at FOX61. As part of the position, Goldman reported on Connecticut Charities twice each week as the host of Ben Goldman’s Charity Corner.

As a brain cancer survivor, Ben has strong ties to non-profits all throughout the state.

After his time at FOX61, Ben reported on weekends in Springfield, Mass. for Western Mass News. He also interned for various stations including PIX11 in New York City and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. During his time at Nightly News, Ben was involved in the special 2016 Election Night coverage.

During his time at FOX61 Ben has covered a wide range of stories including a collection of exclusive stories with tenants in Hartford’s North End fighting against their landlord due to poor living conditions in the Clay Arsenal Apartments, the 48 hour opioid crisis on the New Haven green in which he pressed New Haven’s mayor about her response and plan for future action and he was live for Games 1 and 2 of the World Series in Boston where he interviewed the President & CEO of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, live during the FOX61 News at 4 and owner of the team, Larry Lucchino, during the subsequent news at 5pm.

Outside of work, Ben is an avid golfer and a jazz pianist. He was the Honorary Co-Chairman of the 2015 Travelers Championship for the work he has done for other children and families battling pediatric cancer.

Goldman grew up in Wethersfield, CT. A graduate of both Wethersfield High School and The University of Connecticut where he studied Communications and Political Science.

He currently lives in Downtown Hartford.

Recent Articles
  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: New Britain man awarded $27 Million after spending 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit

    NEW BRITAIN — Mark Schand spent 27 years in a maximum security prison, sentenced to life without the eligibility of parole, for a crime he never even committed. In 1986, Schand was arrested on Albany Avenue for a murder in Springfield, MA. On September 2, 1986 a drug deal outside of the After Five Nightclub in Springfield turned deadly when an innocent bystander, 25-year-old Victoria Seymour was killed by a stray bullet. Six men who were involved in the incident […]

  • Conservative students call for free speech protections

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Politically conservative state lawmakers and college students are calling on more Connecticut colleges and universities to include political free speech in their school’s anti-discrimination policies. Timothy Anop, chairman of the Connecticut Federation of College Republicans, said nine of the state’s 29 colleges and universities currently include such protections. Appearing Thursday at the Legislative Office Building, Anop announced a new initiative called “Take Back the First” to encourage schools of higher education to incorporate political ideology as […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Federal investigation led to CRT Head Start program ending in 2018

    HARTFORD —  A federal investigation into several suspected child abuse incidents eventually led to a Hartford organization giving up its Head Start grant, suspending the program in the city for several months. Through a Freedom of Information request, FOX61 obtained the 15-page report conducted by the Federal Administration for Children and Families. Some incidents resulted in employees being fired. All of the incidents highlighted in the report took place within the head start and early heard start programs. Following the investigation, CRT voluntarily relinquished […]

  • First on FOX61: Suspect in fatal police shooting was wanted since January

    HARTFORD — The man shot and killed by police Friday night had warrants out for his arrest from January and June, FOX61 has learned. There were two warrants out for Alphonso Zaporta’s arrest, but he was never charged. Zaporta was shot by a Hartford Police detective Friday on the Interstate 84 on-ramp at Capitol Avenue after a brief chase. Zaporta grabbed a detective’s gun before he was shot, police said. A felony warrant issued on January 14 was for charges […]

  • CT Man imprisoned for 30 years in murder case ordered freed

    TORRINGTON — A Connecticut judge has ordered the release of a man who has been imprisoned for more than 30 years for a murder conviction that was overturned last month by the state Supreme Court. Judge John Danaher in Torrington on Tuesday ordered the release of Ralph Birch as prosecutors decide whether to retry him and another man in connection with a killing in 1985. The other man, Shawn Henning, was released on probation last year. The victim, 65-year-old Everett […]

  • Meeting held in Hamden following officer involved shooting

    HAMDEN — Monday’s meeting was supposed to be about the Hamden Police Department budget, but instead, members of the legislative council opened the entire meeting up to the public – no time limit on comments, and a promise that every member of the public would be heard. Many other members of the public called for officer Devon Eaton to be fired from the Hamden Police Department, following a shooting last week that left one woman injured. Eaton and Yale University […]

  • Perez announces his campaign to regain Mayor’s office

    HARTFORD – Former Hartford mayor, Eddie Perez, announcing his candidacy to be the city’s next mayor at a kick-off event at the Arch Street Tavern in Downtown Hartford Thursday. Perez resigned from office in 2010, the same year he was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for taking a bribe from a contractor in the form of $40,000 worth of home improvements and attempting to extort $100,000 from a developer, both while he was mayor. But the state […]

  • Hazmat scare reported at MDC building in Hartford

    HARTFORD — Hazmat crews and the bomb squad were  at the scene of the MDC building at 555 Main Street in Hartford. Police say the response was due to a report of several vials that contained an unknown substance. The bomb squad was also called to the scene. As of 1:20 p.m., police say the investigation was wrapped up, and the substances were recovered and sent out for further analysis. The surrounding streets has since been reopened to traffic, and […]

  • Avon residents fight back against proposed 100 home development on rural road

    AVON — A proposed housing development could bring 100 new homes to the Farmington Valley. Some say it would be great for the tax base while others argue it’s a bad idea. Christopher Carville has lived on Nod Road in Avon all his life, he said, “I love it. It’s a beautiful road. My family history is there.” And he wanted his kids to enjoy growing up around nature too. But plans for a future housing development in the neighborhood […]

  • “Tired of being a silent victim,” New Britain mayor speaks about father’s social media controversy

    NEW BRITAIN — Mayor Erin Stewart addressed the situation with her father’s social media comments and subsequent resignation at the end of her Facebook Live Wednesday evening, before a city council meeting. Stewart said, “It was an unfortunate situation and I said what I said to the public and I don’t think I have to say more about that, I certainly know that all of you know that you’re not going to judge me by what happens there. It’s very […]

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