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Ben Goldman reports and anchors for the FOX61 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.

Before graduating, 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
  • Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — Paul Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes Tuesday in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president’s associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on. The verdict was part of a stunning one-two punch of bad news for the White House, coming as the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Former Bristol swim coach caught on video allegedly trying to meet underage boy

    BRISTOL — A former Bristol high school swim coach was caught on camera allegedly trying to meet up with an underage boy. Nicholas Daddabbo, 26, of Plainville,  has not been charged with a crime, but Bristol Police have confirmed that a complaint was filed by the Bristol Board of Education after someone watched the video online. Now the police are investigating. He was caught on camera by a group known as the Pop Squad. “I’m looking for my friend Mike,” […]

  • Court documents allege children were thrown against wall at South Windsor daycare

    SOUTH WINDSOR — Court documents are shedding light on allegations of abuse at a south Windsor daycare. FOX61 has obtained the arrest warrants for the four women who worked at Mother Goose Daycare Center, and were arrested after allegations of child abuse within the center. The report details allegations of throwing a child against a wall, and a staff member using all four hands and legs to hold a child down on a cot. An attorney for one of the women […]

  • First on FOX61: Parents of 2-yr-old seriously injured in Rocky Hill crash, talks about the road to recovery

    HARTFORD – It was a moment frozen in time. Last Tuesday, Joshua Gootkin and his two-year-old son, Noah Alexander, were involved in a serious crash on I-91 in Rocky Hill. Both, Gootkin and Noah were ejected from the car, nearly killing them. The boy’s car seat ended up on the shoulder of the highway about 20 feet from the vehicle. They were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Connecticut State Police said the driver, Benjamin Bidwell, 60, of Middletown, […]

  • First on FOX 61: State reverses course on gun licensing hours change

    HARTFORD — Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is suspending its plan to limit hours for background check submissions from gun shops. On Wednesday, FOX 61 reported the State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit sent out a notice to gun shop owners in Connecticut that the hours to submit background checks would be changing on August 3. Currently, sellers can submit background checks to the department to authorize until 7 p.m. during the week. The notice said on […]

  • Gun shops hurt by forced legal changes to open hours

    HARTFORD —  The State Police Special Licensing Department sent out a notice to gun shop owners in Connecticut that the hours to submit background checks will be changing on August 3. Currently, sellers can submit background checks to the department to authorize until 7 p.m. during the week. the notice says on August 3 it will be changed to 5 p.m. Gun shop owners said this will hurt their businesses as most buyers come into their shops between 5 and 7 […]

  • City of Danbury sues Tails of Courage Animal Shelter for animal neglect

    DANBURY — Tails of Courage Animal Rescue has continued to house and offer dogs for adoption throughout this year in violation of city in health inspectors orders, according to a lawsuit filed by Danbury city officials Tuesday. Photos showing dogs sometimes three at a time being crammed in rusted crates, feces on the floor in a bathtub filled with dishes depicting just some of the conditions inside the shelter. Tuesday’s lawsuit details disturbing conditions health inspector said they found on […]

  • Residents join in opposition against proposed closure of Bradley Hospital

    SOUTHINGTON – It was standing room only at tonight’s Southington Town Council meeting, with residents united in opposition to the proposed closure of the Bradley Hospital campus. Residents expressed concerns to the Southington Town Council that Bradley Hospital’s new owners might move their emergency room to Queen Street and tear down the rest of the existing hospital altogether. Hartford Healthcare recently purchased the Hospital of Central Connecticut, which consisted of New Britain General Hospital and Bradley Hospital. In response, residents […]

  • Meriden cop hospitalized after being exposed to fentanyl

    MERIDEN – At 9 a.m. on Thursday morning Meriden police went to View Street for a suspicious person and when they arrived on scene they found a woman who had overdosed on fentanyl, laying halfway in a car. When police went to administer Narcan, one of the officers touched the bag of drugs and became nauseous, passing out and needing a dose of Narcan himself. The Meriden Police Department is crediting the paramedics with Hunter Ambulance with administering the Narcan. Both […]

  • Controversial budget vote rejected overwhelmingly in Meriden

    MERIDEN – A controversial vote brought the community out in full in Meriden. The city council put forth a budget that would inevitably increase taxes for residents up to 4.6% in addition to cutting school staffing and town workers. Michael Carabetta pushed for a rejection to this budget and tonight the town overwhelming approved that rejection by voting “yes”. Michael was at an after party at Maloney’s pub where he reflected on a grassroots movement that sparked community unity and […]