Charles Benson is one of the most reliable, trusted and experienced reporters in southeastern Wisconsin. If there’s a big story going on, Charles is usually there.
Not only was he a familiar face in the community, but he was a man of faith dedicated to his family. Charles was inducted into the prestigious Milwaukee Silver Ring in 2013, a lifetime achievement honor awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
“In a presidential election year, you’ll find me chasing candidates around Wisconsin and getting them to honestly deliver on their campaign promises. My favorite stories are about people in Milwaukee and across the state. Whether it’s about someone in their life A story of trials and tribulations, or a victory for the Packers or Brewers, I’m always looking for stories that change people’s lives.”
“It’s not always about the stories you break; it’s about the people you meet. It’s about making a difference, showing the struggles people go through, and having an impact on our community.”
“I’ve worked in Peoria, Green Bay, and Madison, Illinois. But most of my brilliant years happened here. My wife is from Milwaukee, and my son was born here. They’re my love And will always love this place for two reasons.”
“It all started with a little boy’s dream. By third grade, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for a living. In my minor league, I was more interested in game-by-game than being an athlete. “
“Part of what helped me develop my skills as a journalist was my unique upbringing. Growing up, my dad worked in sales and we moved a lot. I was constantly meeting new people and building new ones with people I didn’t know. connection. It’s something I do almost every day!”
“You can always find me training for something these days. I love cycling, running and swimming, and occasionally combine the three for some triathlons every year. I completed the Wisconsin Ironman in 2013 Triathlon. This is my first time, but hopefully not my last. I’m also a big believer in church and community volunteering. The best part of my day is when I’m at the grocery store, at the gym, or in public , someone stopped me from saying “thank you for this story” or “I love what you’re doing on the news.”