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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
  • 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 […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: FOX61 and community group step in to help Hartford contractor recover $30,000

    HARTFORD – A contractor, who thought he was out $30,000 will soon see his money, thanks to a community group and FOX61. Phillip London, who owns London Way Construction LLC,   said he was still owed $30,000 for work done under the previous owners of the Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in the city’s North End.  London was one of the contractors hired to repair apartments at the property, which is made up of 25 buildings of Section 8 housing. “I cannot give […]

  • Another low-income housing contract terminated in Hartford due to poor living conditions

    HARTFORD – Residents in a Hartford low-income housing project are finally being heard after years of organizing and speaking out against their poor living conditions. According to tenants residing at the Infill Apartments, building proprietor Eli Fish has allegedly ignored maintenance requests for years, leaving them to deal with faulty plumbing, mold and mildew buildup, broken windows and an abundance of pests including rats and roaches. After an outpouring of frustrations, residents at Infill awoke Friday morning to letters received […]

  • In court, victims face hacker who stole nude pictures, as he is sentenced to 8 years in prison

    DANIELSON – Eight victims stood in court Friday, facing the man who hacked into their online accounts and distributed their private photos to family members, friends and employers. Christopher Lamb, 26, a resident of Brooklyn, Connecticut, stood before a judge, convicted of hacking into the cloud accounts of 21 women. Upon hacking their accounts, he stole their intimate photos and distributed their photos and personal information to adult websites. Eight victims testified against Lamb in in court. The state’s attorney […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: New Britain teacher fighting cancer gets 12 days of gifts from students

    NEW BRITAIN – Deridre Falla has  been a teacher at Diloretto School in New Britain for 21 years now. However, since April she’s been out after being diagnosed with stage four cancer. For Christmas, students at the school knew what she was going through and came together to turn her tears of pain and suffering into tears of joy. Her fourth graders sprang into action for the teacher they miss seeing around the halls. The students came together to buy 12 […]

  • Girl battling serious illness gets to go on shopping spree thanks to Make-A-Wish

    WEST HARTFORD — A young girl had her wish granted Friday, when she went on a shopping spree thanks to Make-A-Wish. Tamara MacDonald is 15 years old and for the past five years has been battling Crohn’s disease. Between trips to the hospital and dealing with daily pain it’s been an uphill battle for her and her mother. The Make a Wish Foundation is dedicated to granting wishes to kids, like Tamara, battling serious illnesses. When Tamara learned she could […]

  • FOX61 EXCLUSIVE: Vigil held for man fatally shot at Pope Park in Hartford

    HARTFORD – A vigil was held in the Parkville section of Hartford Wednesday night with community members and family of the man who was shot to death in Pope Park over a week ago. On November 19, police were called after reports of a person shot twice. That person was identified as 49-year-old Shawn Robin Rhodes. At the vigil, Reverend Henry Brown called for justice for the Rhodes family. Shawn’s mother originally from Hartford now lives in Oklahoma and made […]

  • Haitian boy gets second chance at CCMC

    HARTFORD — Jean Oliver was a normal 9-year-old boy, until a tumor took over his jaw, growing at a rapid pace. His father only speaks his native creole, but say with an interpreter after his son’s successful eight-hour surgery Wednesday morning. Dr. Stuart Lieblick, and his team, performed the arduous surgery free of charge for the young boy. If they hadn’t, they say Jean’s tumor would have been life-threatening within the year. The travel, accommodations, surgery, scans, anesthesia were all […]

  • 1-on-1 with UConn’s Geno Auriemma

    STORRS – FOX61’s Ben Goldman sits down one-on-one with Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn women’s basketball team. Auriemma has brought home 11 NCAA titles to Connecticut and he is arguably one of the most famous faces in state. But who is Auriemma outside of the basketball world? An hour-long conversation with Goldman digs into Auriemma’s family, values, worries, and brings a conversation that Connecticut has never heard before from the world renowned coach.

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