Ben Kaplan Bio, Height, Family, Wife, Salary, KCCI News 8

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Ben Kaplan  Biography

Ben Kaplan is an American journalist with KCCI News 8 since September 2023, serving as an anchor on weeknights on KCCI 8 News at 6. He formerly worked for WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida, as a news anchor and reporter for seven years.

Ben Kaplan  Age

Kaplan has not revealed the year he was born. However, he could be in his 40s. Kaplan celebrates his birthday every March 1st, as proven by a Facebook post on March 1, 2024, in which he published a photo of their house decorated with the words Happy Birthday with the caption “So, Katie Kaplan TV had me feeling pretty special today!”.

Ben Kaplan  Height

Kaplan stands around 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Ben Kaplan  Education

Kaplan enrolled in the University of Montana in 1998, after finishing high school. In 2002, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. He belonged to the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity during his collegiate years.

Ben Kaplan  Family

Kaplan has managed to keep his personal life out of the spotlight, thus he has not revealed any details about his parents. He has a younger brother who married in May 2023, as proven by a Facebook post on May 17, 2023, with the message “Little bro got MARRIED!” I was pleased to serve as his best man.

Ben Kaplan Wife

Kaplan married Katie in July 2018. On July 22, 2018, he shared a wedding photo of them on his Facebook page with the message “So many of you sent well wishes, just wanted to share this with you from our big day!” They have a fur baby named Rocco.

Ben Kaplan  Salary

Kaplan’s annual income ranges from $40,000 to $110,500.

Ben Kaplan’s Net Worth

Kaplan’s net worth is reported to be between $1 million and $5 million, obtained through his work as a journalist.

Ben Kaplan  Career

Kaplan works as an anchor for KCCI News 8 on weeknights during KCCI 8 News at 6, MeTV’s KCCI 8 News at 9, and KCCI 8 News at 10. He has been in the news broadcasting sector for almost two decades. Before joining KCCI, he spent 7 years as an evening anchor and reporter for WCTV, the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida. He has previously worked in Montana at KFBB, Washington at KXLY, and Sarasota at ABC 7 WWSB.

He has received several prizes for his journalism work, including Emmy nominations and an Associated Press Award. In recognition of the influence his reporting had on the community, he received the National Association of Broadcasters’ “Service to America Award” in 2019.

Kaplan is an avid community volunteer who has led the Leon County Relay for Life six times. He also established WCTV’s annual “It’s Our Honor” broadcast, which highlights local veterans’ frantic one-day trip aboard Honor Flight Tallahassee.

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