Ben Russell is an Emmy award-winning reporter who joined NBC 5 in October 2011.
Prior to his career in DFW, Ben was a general assignment reporter at WHP-TV in Harrisburg, PA, and an anchor/reporter at WDTV in Bridgeport, WV.
Over that time, Ben’s work has been honored by the Associated Press in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, and he was twice awarded a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Best General Assignment Reporter in an area that covers all of Pennsylvania, and portions of New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia.
Throughout his career, Ben has covered several stories of national significance, including the Sago mine accident in WV, the Amish school shooting in Lancaster County, PA and Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States.
Ben and his wife Alex are excited to explore all that North Texas has to offer. They live in Arlington, and look forward to embracing life in The Lone Star State.
A proud graduate of West Virginia University, Ben is excited to see his Mountaineers join the Big XII just in time for his arrival.