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Ben Blanton

News producer
WHNS FOX Carolina

29607, United States

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Ben Blanton is a TV news producer at WHNS (FOX Carolina) in Greenville, SC. Ben has more than four years of experience producing morning, evening, and late-night news. Hired after an internship in 2008, Ben Blanton quickly rose through the ranks at FOX Carolina, assuming daily producing duties on the station's morning newscast within four months of being hired as a part-time writer.


After two years of producing two hours a day of live, local morning television, Ben was promoted to evening producer. He oversaw the only 6:30 PM newscast in the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-Asheville market, offering viewers a local alternative to network news. 


In 2012, WHNS management asked Ben Blanton to launch the station's first 11 PM newscast. He quickly established the show's position in the market, drawing viewers away from other more traditional and established late-night options. 


Ben Blanton - Professional Experience:   


11 PM Producer at WHNS-TV

April 2012 - Present | Greenville, SC

Launched station's first-ever 11PM newscast, with emphasis on new content to set show apart from more established 10PM news.

6:30 PM Producer at WHNS-TV

January 2011 - April 2012 | Greenville, SC

Produced station's only evening newscast, targeted at a younger, nontraditional audience

Morning Producer at WHNS-TV

May 2009 - January 2011 | Greenville, SC

Produced a daily high-energy, fast-paced two-hour newscast.

Associate Producer at WHNS-TV

December 2008 - May 2009 | Greenville, SC

Produced local newscasts and cut-ins for morning magazine show. Managed the assignment desk overnight, monitored police and emergency scanners, and coordinated live shots with photographers and reporters.

News Writer at WHNS-TV

July 2008 - December 2008 | Greenville, SC

Wrote clear, concise, and conversational scripts for local newscasts. Assisted producers in selecting and tailoring graphics, video elements, and sound for maximum impact.



Ben Blanton - Education:   

Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC

Graduated 2008

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Georgetown University

Completed 2007 

Institute on Political Journalism

Ben Blanton - Interests:    


When he's not in the newsroom, Ben Blanton enjoys reading about international affairs, economics, politics, and science. On the weekends, you will likely find Ben on one of the many beautiful mountain trails that surround the Upstate of South Carolina.


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