Ben Handelman Biography
Ben Handelman is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning American journalist who currently works as an anchor and reporter at WITI Fox6 in Milwaukee. He joined the network in April of 2011 and he is the weekend evening newscasts anchor.
Since joining the station, he has traveled across the state and the nation as an anchor and reporter for Wisconsin’s biggest newsroom. Handelman is excited to call Milwaukee home. He came to Milwaukee from the woods of Connecticut, and through some of the country’s biggest farm fields in Illinois prior to finding a home in the brew city.
Ben grew up in northwest Connecticut and attended Quinnipiac University (GO BOBCATS!) where he graduated. His passion to be a professional storyteller landed him his first job at WICS, an ABC affiliate in Springfield, Illinois. He rose through the ranks and moved to sister station WICD in Champaign, Illinois, where he met his wife.
At that time, his wife worked as a reporter for the competition. Ben and his wife Ashley Sears, found a way to be in the same group when they both headed to FOX6 in Milwaukee. He says they enjoy working together better than against each other.
In addition, at Fox6, Handelman has anchored and reported on every newscast from morning and also at night. Presently, he can be found anchoring weekend evening newscasts and also reporting for FOX6 News at 9 and 10 throughout the week.
During his tenure at Fox6, Ben has covered some of Wisconsin’s largest stories from the Sikh Temple and Azana Salon shootings to the turmoil in Sherman Park in 2016. Moreover, he walked with Brett Favre during his come back to Lambeau Field and assisted in pushing cars stuck in the snow during multiple Wisconsin winters.
Furthermore, Handelman has traveled across the country where he has experienced the devastating F-5 tornado in Oklahoma and the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. While in Dallas, he also saw the resilience of officers who had to go back to work after 5 of their colleagues were killed, and he stood feet away from Air Force One for two different presidents.
In his career, Handelman has gained recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, and the Milwaukee Press Club.
During his free time, Handelman likes jogging along with his wife Ashley along the lakefront or going to one of the million festivals in their great home city. Similarly, in 2016, he began a goofy boat blog to share photos of Milwaukee’s vigorous shipping industry.
Handelman is also on a lifetime journey to sample as much Mexican food as he can find. He is always looking for story ideas or recommendations for his next adventure.
Ben Handelman Age
How old is Ben? Ben is about 45 years old as of 2022. He was born in northwest Connecticut, the United States of America. However, information regarding his actual age, birthdate, and when he celebrates his birthday is not available and we will be update soon.
Ben Handelman Family
Handelman was born and raised by his caring parents in northwest Connecticut, the United States of America. However, he is yet to disclose more information about his parents and siblings to the public eye.
Ben Handelman Wife
Is Ben married? Yes. Ben is blissfully married to his wife, Ashley Sears, whom he met in Champaign, Illinois. Ashley is also a news reporter and anchor for Fox 6 News, WITI-TV. In addition, the couple has a daughter named Emilia. Currently, the family lives in Milwaukee.
Ben Handelman Height
Handelman stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.72 m).
Ben Handelman Salary
Handelman receives an average annual salary of between $45,580 and $110,525.
Ben Handelman Net Worth
How old is Ben worth? Ben has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of 2022. His wealth stems from his career as an anchor and reporter.