Ben Parker is a WBZ NewsRadio 1030 reporter and anchor. Ben has spent nearly all of his life in New England. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Ben was raised in Central Massachusetts, graduating from Leominster High School and attending Fitchburg State College.
Ben joined WBZ News Radio in 2010 as anchor and a reporter. The stories Ben enjoys covering the most are sports, politics and the breaking news stories.
His radio career started in 1985 at WFGL in Fitchburg, MA. Early in his broadcasting career, Ben served in a variety of capacities at numerous radio stations including WXLO, WHOB, WINQ and WGAW. From 1991-92 Ben was a DJ/Entertainer on the S.S. Independence, a cruise ship sailing the Hawaiian Islands. Ben returned to New England in 1992 eventually taking a job with Metro Networks, gathering and delivering news and traffic. Ben even spent time flying in the traffic helicopter and was in the air with WBZ’s Joe Green on his final day as a Boston traffic reporter.
Ben worked for WRKO-AM, (Boston) as a news anchor and reporter and Bloomberg Radio, delivering national newscasts and features. Ben returned to his radio roots to manage WEIM/WPKZ in Fitchburg, MA for five years where he also hosted the morning show and served as a broadcast consultant. He joined WBZ in 20010.
Ben has won several awards in his news career including Associated Press awards and was named a “Hometown Hero” by the city of Fitchburg for his efforts to gather and report information during and after the Central Mass ice storm in 2008.
Ben has served on several boards and advisory committees including the Salvation Army. He is a founding board member of the Leominster CrimeStoppers.
The seven justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court traveled north of Boston Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments in four cases.