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Taste of Tropical Storm Isaac

I have never been through a hurricane. That’s good and bad, I guess. Good because they can be deadly, damaging and overall, unpleasant, so avoiding them would be the best option. But Mother Nature doesn’t really give you a choice. We were lucky in Downtown Miami to only have to deal with Tropical Storm Isaac and its swath of rain it dumped along the coasts of South Florida and inland...

Investigation Discovery shoot

My first job in Television News was at KAAL-TV in Austin, Minnesota. The man who hired me was Gary Peterson – a man who knows news and has covered it for the better part of 40 years. We both had a very deep passion for missing person cases and it quickly became evident. We spent 2002-2005 working on several local Southern Minnesota and North Iowa cases, specifically, the Jodi Huisentruit...

Finding Minneapolis in Seattle

Tara and I recently took a trip to Seattle. What a great city. I had been there once before back in 2007 for a brief interview on KOMO-TV regarding the missing person case I’ve worked on for almost a decade, but the trip was very short. In fact, I was in and out in less than 24 hours. So obviously, I didn’t get to see much. This time was different. We bummed around the city for...

Working on Memorial Day is just fine

I can’t remember the last time I didn’t work on Memorial Day. I work most holidays, for that matter. Some people think TV News is glamorous a job that allows you can do what you want, when you want. Heh, far from it. But working on a holiday like Memorial Day actually isn’t a bad thing. It forces me to focus on the meaning of the actual day unlike if I were BBQ’ing...

Runway to Hope 2012

I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd Annual Runway to Hope event at the Waldorf Astoria this past weekend. Remind me to never, EVER complain about having a bad day or feeling like I’m getting sick. In fact, just punch me. Runway to Hope is an event that supports children and families in Central Florida impacted by pediatric cancer. The kids who walked the runway are dealing with pain...

The best of Solar Eclipse 2012

I missed the ‘Annular Solar Eclipse’ of 2012. I was told it was “a ring of sunlight as the new moon, passing between Earth and the sun, blocks most, but not all, of the sun’s disc“. This is not the kind of total eclipse of which you usually see pictures — the moon blocking the sun completely, creating a few moments of near-night in the middle of the day, with...

Day 45: Changing it up

Well, made it halfway. Attempt 10 saw some success and some failures. But I found out what the problem with P90X is. It’s so damn boring. I have grown eternally tired of being locked in the cage that is my apartment so as of this second, I’m changing up the game. I’m getting outside. I need to step up the cardio because I really need to get in shape now. I suddenly have...

So you want to get your MBA?

I had a great discussion with an associate of Wharton Ventures today. WVP, as it’s called, is a student-run venture capital fund. Alexander Renzi was my guest today on the Spreecast Tech & Biz Channel . T&B is all about technology and business from those who are living it – and doing a pretty great job. The Tech & Biz Spreecast highlights stories from top CEOs and founders...

Day 44: Plyometrics

Happy Valentine’s Day. And Happy Leg Agony Day. Good workout today. The legs needed a big wake-up call and they definitely got it with Plyo. So happy to be back on the track. It’s still hard a month and a half now, but that’s because I haven’t been 100% in the program. So I can’t complain. But keeping it going is key. It’s not pretty, but it’s getting...

Day 43: Chest, Shoulders & Triceps

Well, now that I got that out of my system, I’m back! Had a great workout today. Most of the workout completed and most of Ab Ripper as well. I had a small window to work out and I got it in. So for that, I’m happy. Back on track and trying to get into shape before my cruise on March 3rd with the family. I’m kinda wishing my 8-pack was in order (yeah, right). But I’ll have...

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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