Ben Kennedy

Published On: Dec 01 2011 04:36:58 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 14 2011 12:43:24 PM EST

Ben Kennedy joined the Local 10 News team in December 2009. He is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reporter.

Ben was the first journalist to interview Diana Nyad moments after she finished her historic swim from Cuba to Key West. He has reported live in tropical storms, the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and during the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Before heading to South Florida, Ben was a reporter for the ABC/FOX station in the Plattsburgh, New York-Burlington, Vermont, market.

Ben got his start as an anchor/reporter for KOMU, the NBC station in Columbia, Missouri, and was an intern with the investigative department at CBS 2 in Chicago.

He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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