Ben Hoover Bio, Age, Height, CBS 42 News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Ben Hoover Bio, Wiki

Ben Hoover is an award-winning anchor, reporter, and producer working at CBS 42 in Birmingham, AL. serving as Weeknights anchor/reporter from 4 pm | 5 pm | 6 pm | 10 pm. He has been working with this station since May 2022.

Ben Hoover Age

Born and raised in the United States, Ben keeps information regarding his dates of birth, age, birthday, and zodiac sign away from the limelight. Nevertheless, judging from his appearance, he might be around his 40’s.

Ben Hoover Height/Measurements

Hoover stands approximately 5 feet 9  inches (1. 85 m) and weighs around 81 kg.

Ben Hoover Education

For his Education, Ben was a student at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he received the Ziv Scholarship upon graduating at the top of the Broadcast Journalism class.

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Ben Hoover Career

Hoover works at CBS 42 in Birmingham, AL. serving as Weeknights anchor/reporter. He is excited to be in Birmingham covering local news with CBS 42.  Ben anchors with Carly Laing on The CBS 42 News at 4:30 p.m. and with Sherri Jackson on The CBS 42 News at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.

He joined Birmingham with over 22 years of broadcasting experience as an award-winning anchor, producer, and reporter in five television markets in both Georgia and Carolinas. While at WSPA-TV in Greenville/Spartanburg, SC, he anchored weeknights at four and 5 p.m. He reported and anchored live for continuous coverage of several big stories including the 2020 Presidential Campaign, the Murdaugh Murder Mysteries, and Hurricane Florence which brought catastrophic damage to South Carolina.

Prior to that, he worked as an evening anchor at ABC Columbia where he reported one of the biggest stories of his broadcasting profession when the “Thousand Year Flood” hit Columbia, SC in October 2015. Ben’s anchoring and live reporting from the devastation zones, and social media posts, gave audiences critical information during a natural disaster emergency and allowed family members in other states to keep tabs on their loved ones. He also reported the shooting massacre at Mother Emanuel Church and the following federal trials for the convicted shooter and the removal of the Confederate flag from the SC State House grounds.

The majority of Ben’s time in South Carolina was consumed at WIS-TV, the #1 rated television station in the state, as evening anchor and host of “Newswatch,” a local program reporting national political campaigns and SC legislative issues. It was in this role that he interviewed election officials and candidates including former SC Gov. Nikki Haley, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. He also represented the station live Q&A interviews with MSNBC and CNBC for national news reportage of the Gov. Mark Sanford Scandal, the SC GOP “First in the South” presidential primaries, and other stories of national interest.

In the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008, Ben’s unique report “Hope in Hard Times” shined a spotlight on the plight of the homeless, especially those who were homeless for the 1st time in their lives and trying to get back into the workforce. He also broke the story of Eliza O’Neill, the little girl diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, and her parent’s fight for the clinical trial gene therapy when it was stalled by the federal government shutdown. Ben’s report on Eliza garnered the attention of national networks and cable stations.

When he’s not on television anchoring the news, you’ll catch Ben spending time with his family, staying busy with his 17-year-old son, Anderson, and 13-year-old daughter, Hollis. He looks forward to exploring Birmingham and the rest of Alabama.

Ben Hoover Awards

Through the years, Ben has earned numerous awards for his anchoring and reporting, including Best Newscast, Best Environmental Report, SC Associated Press awards for Best Health Report, and Best Investigative Report. Ben was nominated “Best TV News Anchor” by Columbia Metropolitan Magazine readers and “Best TV News Anchor” by Free Times newspaper readers.

Ben Hoover’s Net Worth Worth

In Ben’s career as an anchor/reporter, he has been able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 5 Million.

Ben Hoover Salary

Hoover acquired annual earnings that ranged between $ 93, 749, and $ 189,995.

Ben Hoover’s Parents and Siblings

Hoover was born and raised by his devoted parents in the United States. He is the middle child of Mr. Hoover and his wife. Growing up, his mommy and daddy gave him the best upbringing and nourishment one could ask for. Besides this, Ben has not revealed any further information concerning his parents or siblings if he has any.

Ben Hoover Wife

Hoover is married to Rachel.  The couple has been together for more than a decade. On one day off, Ben spends time with his family, staying busy with his 17-year-old son, and 13-year-old daughter.

Ben Hoover Kids

He and his wife, Rachel are proud parents of Two Children, a 17-year-old son, Anderson, and a 13-year-old daughter, Hollis.

Ben Hoover Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Hoover is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts often. On his Twitter account, he has about 7,638 Followers around 4.3K followers on his Facebook page, and 2,812 followers on his Instagram account.

Ben Hoover  CBS 42

Hoover  works at CBS 42 where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Sherri Jackson
  2. Carly Laing
  3. Lillian Lalo
  4. Chloe Vincente
  5. Laura Laughead
  6. Kristen McIntosh
  7. Ashley Gann
  8. David Nussbaum
  9. Michael Haynes
  10. Alex Puckett
  11. Dee Jackson
  12. Taylor Kauffman