Ben Becker, Action News Jax

Ben Becker, Action News Jax


Ben Becker is an anchor and investigative reporter for CBS47/FOX30 Action News Jax. He anchors weekend evenings and is the primary fill-in anchor on daily evening newscasts. During his career, Becker has received four Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists awards. In addition, he is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and recipient of the prestigious Goldsmith Award from The Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School with Cox Media Group for collaborative reporting on government waste at the Social Security Administration. His reporting encompasses investigating government spending, use of taxpayer dollars, tracking public/political corruption, malfeasance, corporate fraud, uncovering wrongdoing jeopardizing public health and safety, as well as consumer-driven franchises such as “Restaurant Report” and “Send Ben.” To date, Becker has helped viewers -- oftentimes ignored by big corporations and left with no one to turn to -- recover not only tens of thousands of dollars by resolving their disputes and debts through “Send Ben” but also get back their peace of mind. Becker came to Action News Jax from WPEC in West Palm Beach, where he served as an anchor/reporter covering Florida politics and investigations into public safety and government waste. Before that, he worked at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, where he was an ESPN anchor. Becker hosted various programs, including Hot List, Pregame, Gametime, Postgame and The Blitz. Before ESPN, Becker served as sports director and anchor at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Becker also was a sports anchor and reporter at WINK in Fort Myers, Florida. Becker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. He began his career as a sports producer at WJLA in Washington, D.C. and as a sports intern at WUSA in Washington, D.C. under the legendary Warner Wolf. Becker’s interests include sports business, golf, and many charitable causes. Becker and his family love calling the Northeast Florida area home.

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