Ben Simmoneau Biography – Ben Simmoneau Wiki
Ben Simmoneau is an American anchor and reporter for WCVB’s NewsCenter 5 at 4:30, 5:00, and 5:30 PM, as well as The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston. Him joining WCVB Channel 5 marked a return to Hearst Television for him who began his career at WGAL, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Harrisburg-Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He joined NewsCenter 5 from WNYW, the Fox flagship station in New York City where he worked as a weekday morning anchor since June 2013. Prior to joining Fox, he spent five years working as an anchor and investigative reporter for KYW, the CBS-owned television station in Philadelphia.
He is a recipient of the first-place award for “On-Air Personality – Television” at the 2017 Sound Bites Awards presented by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association. He is also a three-time Emmy winner who has also been honored twice with an Edward R. Murrow award — once at WGAL for investigative reporting and once for his role as part of the team at KYW which won for Station Excellence. His innovative coverage of the 2006 mid-term elections earned him a Walter Cronkite Award from the University of Southern California for excellence in political journalism.
Before graduating from Ithaca College with a journalism degree, he worked for Chris Matthews as a researcher on his bestselling book American: Beyond Our Grandest Notions. In New York, Ben served on the Executive Council of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America Greater New York Chapter. He now works actively with the New England Chapter, hosting the annual Take Steps walk fundraiser and the organization’s largest annual event the Fete of Food and Wine. He has also worked in the past with the Children’s Miracle Network and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
He went to study at Ithaca College and graduated with a journalism degree. Besides working, during his free time, he takes time to practice his hobbies which include; avid running, and he also enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Ben took 12 years of piano lessons growing up and also played the saxophone through high school. In high school, Ben was named “Most musical.” He loves playing Billy Joel, but he was classically trained on the piano, so his favorite composer to play is Sergei Rachmaninoff. His favorite single song to play is Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major.
Ben Simmoneau Age
Ben Simmoneau’s age is unclear. Having moved to Boston, Ben has lived in all four major cities in the northeast. He previously worked in Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
Ben Simmoneau Wife – Ben Simmoneau Spouse
Is Ben Simmoneau married? He is married with two kids – a daughter and a son. Who is Ben Simmoneau married to? The name of Ben Simmoneau’s wife has not been revealed. There are many instances where Ben has referred to his spouse on Social Media. In June 2018, he tweeted: “So, I noticed my wife cleaned up my tie mess in the closet — and she color-coordinated them! #wcvb.” He added in another tweet, “purple is her favorite color.” In April 2020, he wrote on Twitter: “My wife cut my hair over the weekend. We’re still married. (The grays not withstanding.) #WCVB.”
Ben Simmoneau Family
Ben’s family’s last name is French, which means “Simon by the water.” The ancestors on his father’s side of the family came to the United States through Canada.
Ben Simmoneau Net Worth
Ben Simmoneau’s net worth is estimated to be between $500,000 dollars and $1 million dollars.
Ben Simmoneau Salary
Ben receives a salary of between $70,000 dollars and $100,000 dollars annually. His first job was as a Lifeguard, for which he was paid $6 an hour, which was awesome for a 15-year-old.
Ben Simmoneau Twitter
His Twitter account is @bensimmoneau. His Twitter bio reads, “Dad, husband, journalist @WCVB. Retweets are not endorsements. email@example.com”