Kevin Benson Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, WPXI, Salary, Net Worth, Arrested and Twitter
Kevin Benson Bio
Kevin Benson is an American television meteorologist for WPXI in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since joining the station in 1987. Benson is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society, which has given him the AMS seal of approval.
He graduated from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Benson held early radio jobs in Erie and DuBois, Pennsylvania, subsequently becoming a weather forecaster on Erie’s WJET-TV. He then became a weekend-afternoon DJ at Pittsburgh’s WTAE-AM.
In September 1987, Benson joined WPXI, Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate, as 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 experiment was a success and the format was expanded to include Sunday mornings.
While working part-time at WPXI, he pursued a second career in beer sales. During the early 1980s, Benson worked for Stroh Brewery Company’s Erie offices; from 1984 to 1987 he was a brand manager for Iron City Beer; and from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, he helped rescue a struggling Anheuser-Busch wholesale distributor in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
These jobs took Benson throughout every small town in Western Pennsylvania, allowing him to become intimately familiar with the geography of the region, a skill that aided him as a weatherman.
He was described to have had his TV career’s “defining moment” during the Blizzard of 1993, in which he and a co-anchor were on the air for most of an entire weekend. Co-workers were unable to get to the station to relieve them because of the snow-covered roads. Kevin said the incident “really put me on the map”.
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Benson was hired full-time at WPXI in 1998. In 2003, he graduated from the meteorology training program at Mississippi State University, receiving a certificate in broadcast meteorology.
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter criticized a 2006 WPXI gasoline giveaway presented by Kevin Benson because it allowed “commercialism to invade the bounds of the newscast”.
After reporting the weather on weekends for almost all of his years at WPXI, in April 2012 the station moved Benson to weekday mornings. In December 2013, Benson returned to weekends.
Kevin Benson Age
Benson was born in 1959 in Brockway, Pennsylvania, United States (he is about 59–60 years old as of 2019.) He likes to keep his personal life private hence it is not known which month or date he was born or when he celebrates his birthday.
Kevin Benson Wife
Benson likes to keep his personal life private hence there is no any available information about his dating life. It is therefore not known if he is married or has any children. However, this information will be updated soon.
Kevin Benson Salary / Net Worth
Working as a meteorologist for WPXI, there is no doubt Benson earns a good salary. However, the exact amount of salary she receives and her estimated net worth are not yet revealed.
As the Independent Director of TC, the total compensation of Benson at TC is $248,576. There are 11 executives at TC getting paid more, with Russell Girling having the highest compensation of $10,041,000.
Kevin Benson Charges | Kevin Benson Arrest
Local Meteorologist Kevin Benson Arrested For DUI
According to Court Records, WPXI meteorologist Kevin Benson was charged for DUI in early October.
Records show that Benson was charged with driving under the influence and was reportedly three times over the legal limit.
The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08% BAC.
The Post-Gazette reports that Benson also had an “inactive cocaine metabolite in his blood.” When he was pulled over on I-70 in Washington County back in September.
The longtime meteorologist told the PG that in over 30 years with WPXI he’s never had an incident and hopes his employer will “be understanding”.
WPXI weatherman Kevin Benson charged with DUI https://t.co/PuaB6jfQB7
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) November 6, 2019
Benson also faces charges of careless driving, failing to use a seat belt, swerving in and out of traffic lanes and more.
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