Who is Kevin Benson?
Kevin Benson is an American television meteorologist best known for his weather reporting at WPXI where he previously served. WPXI, virtual channel 11 is the NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. He is also a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society giving him the AMS seal of approval.
Benson began his career in radio in Erie, Pennsylvania. He went ahead to work at radio stations including WJET radio and TV in Erie. Benson later served as a weekend-afternoon DJ at Pittsburgh’s WTAE-AM.
Benson pursued a career in beer sales when he worked part-time at WPXI. He worked for Stroh Brewery Company’s Erie offices in the early 1980s. Between 1984 and 1987, he served as a brand manager for Iron City Beer. Benson also helped rescue a struggling Anheuser-Busch wholesale distributor in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania between the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
Benson is also involved with St. Barnabas Presents for Patients, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Lupus Foundation, and the Salvation Army.
Kevin Benson WPXI
Benson joined Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate, WPXI in September 1987 as a part-time weatherman. He then became a WPXI co-anchor on the Pittsburgh television market’s first Saturday morning news program in June 1990. The network’s experiment became successful and the format was expanded to include Sunday mornings.
Benson is greatly recognized for his round-the-clock coverage of the Blizzard of ’93, one of the biggest storms to ever hit western Pennsylvania.
The network hired him full-time in 1998. Having reported on weekends for the longest time at WPXI, he was moved to weekday mornings in April 2012. In December 2013, Benson returned to reporting on weekends.
Kevin Benson Leaving WPXI
On 19th November 2019, WPXI News director Scott Trabandt confirmed that Benson was no longer with the station. However, he declined to elaborate on the circumstances. Benson has also not yet commented on the matter. It is still not yet clear why Benson left the station, whether he resigned or was fired.
How Old is Kevin Benson?
Kevin is about 60 to 61 years old as of 2020 having been born in 1959.
Kevin Benson Family
Benson has managed to keep his personal life very private despite being on television for so many years. He has not yet disclosed any information regarding his parents and siblings.
Kevin Benson Education
Benson attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He also did the meteorology training program from Mississippi State University completing in 2003 and he received a certificate in broadcast meteorology.
Kevin Benson Wife
Benson is married but details about his marriage remain private. He has also not disclosed the identity of his wife.
Kevin Benson Salary
It has not yet been disclosed how much money Benson received as his annual income while at WPXI.
Kevin Benson Net Worth
Through his television work, Benson has acquired great wealth over the many years he has worked. However, his exact salary is not yet disclosed.