Ben Kennedy

Washington Bureau Chief

Ben Kennedy is an Emmy Award-winning Washington Bureau Chief for Local 10 News. 

He's traveled cross-country covering the President and scored exclusive interviews with lawmakers and White House officials.

Kennedy joined Local 10 News in 2009. He reported live from Kingston, Jamaica, as Hurricane Matthew hit the island. He was the first journalist to interview Diana Nyad moments after her historic swim from Cuba to Key West. He reported live during the Deep Water Horizon oil spill and the investigation into the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Corey Jones. 

Kennedy has more than a decade of reporting experience. Prior to Local 10, he was a White House Correspondent and reported in New York, Vermont and Missouri. He was also an intern with the investigative department at CBS 2 Chicago.

He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.