Ben Dennis

Ben Dennis

Ben joined the Eyewitness News team in May of 2018 after completing a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from Penn State’s Bellisario College of Communications.

In 2017, he interned at CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” and NBC News’ “Meet the Press;” that’s where he assisted in broadcast tv coverage of “Hurricane Maria” in Puerto Rico, the Oct. mass-shooting at a Las Vegas concert and the first year of the Trump administration.

Ben’s roots stem from South Central Pennsylvania -- and from a large, Irish family.

            Fun fact: until the second grade, he had 12 living grandparents.

How was that possible? Just ask--he would be glad to tell you the unusual--but true--story.

Ben covers a wide variety of stories, and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!


Please reach out at BDennis@wutr.tv or send him a tweet @BenDennisTV.

My Stories

  • Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world
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    Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    TORONTO (AP) - First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States. Canada is caught between two super powers and taking the punishment - and its ally to the south has been conspicuously absent in coming to its aid.

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  • Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

    Rivers leads Chargers to last-second comeback win over KC

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Philip Rivers and the Chargers finally beat the Kansas City Chiefs. All it took was feverish fourth-quarter comeback, a questionable pass-interference call, a tense video review of the final touchdown and the gutsy decision to try a 2-point conversion. The result: Chargers 29, Chiefs 28.

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  • As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

    As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding his face in shame. People close to him tell The Associated Press that as the possibility of prison looms, Flynn is relaxed and hopeful, eager to get through Tuesday's sentencing and move forward. He'll be the first official in President Donald Trump's administration to be sentenced in the case.

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  • Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81
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    Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died. Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81.

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  • Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

    Trump's search for a new chief of staff has reality TV feel

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Serious contenders are hiding from view. Celebrity hangers-on are applying via Twitter. Fresh names circulate practically on the hour. And the man in charge is stoking much of the confusion. President Donald Trump's hunt for a new chief of staff has taken on the feel of a reality TV show.

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