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Conan’s back!

I don’t watch much TV, but I had to catch Conan in his new slot on TBS. It was great. He had Seth Rogan and Jack White from the White Stripes on the show. He opened with a video outlining his failures attempting to work for places like Burger King.  It was a classic dose of self-pity that Conan has grown to be known for. It was also good to see he dominated the ratings last night. Conan...

Election Night 2010 (and day, and morning, and…)

I was selected to cover the Florida Governor’s race this election year. My photographer Cory and I headed to Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday after a morning meeting devising our election plan. During the three-hour drive we discussed our plan of action over Pizza Combos and 80s music. We got to Fort Lauderdale and checked into our hotel room. We caught up with Bob (our sat truck operator) and...

Election night assignments: Fort Lauderdale

The election night schedule came out and it looks like I’ll be headed to Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, November 2nd. I will be covering the Rick Scott campaign for the Florida Governor’s race. His election night party will be held at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. At this point, the race looks pretty close. It’s been a wild campaign for both sides with some nasty ads running...

The xx: a musical gem of a discovery

I’m usually the last to learn about great music. I’ll be the guy who asks my friends if they’ve heard the great track from some band only to learn that the song came out two years ago. On top of my failure to find good tracks, I have a pretty quirky musical taste. It wouldn’t completely be inaccurate for me to mix in some electronic, followed by a dose of hip hop, backed...

Let’s go racin’ boys!

I never grew up watching NASCAR – but when I lived in Tucson, my buddy Chris Tardiff urged me to check it out. I thought it was a joke prior to really sitting down and learning more about the sport. I have to admit, there’s some pretty cool things that go on – from the track, to the sound, to the crazy technology in the cars. It’s quite a sport – and fans are crazy...

One month down, two more to go

I don’t like to work out. But I have to do it. We all should. The hardest part is getting started – but if I can get started, I usually make it through the day’s workout. Today I’ll have finished the first month of P90X – the workout plan you’ve probably seen on TV infomercials. They’re always on. Basically, it’s an intense workout requiring only a...

Purple Reign

I can’t say enough good about the Vikings. Sure, they’ve angered us Minnesotans in the past with their last minute losses, fumble follies and downright disappointment. I feel like the Vikings deserve a Super Bowl win. The Twins nailed the World Series a few times, but they are overdue for another. The Wolves? Well, one miracle at a time. And Gopher sports just has me downright...

A Gift from the Gods?

H1N1 – why do we talk about it so much? Probably because it’s never been truly seen before and we all need to freak out about something now and then. Thousands die of the seasonal flu each year and thousands have died from H1N1. It definitely is a serious matter. Either way, I want nothing to do with it. With my new motivation to work out and shed the “fluff” around the...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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