Reporter. He graduated Magna Cum Laude a month earlier from Eastern New
Mexico University in Portales, Nm, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in
Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business Administration.
A local boy, Ben attended City View Elementary and Junior High schools
and graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1997.
He married his high school sweetheart, Donette McLain, in July of 2002.
The couple was blessed with identical twin boys, Ezekiel "Zeke" Ryne and
Elijah "Eli" Reed, December 26th, 2004 (Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas,
boys!). Zeke's middle name is in honor of Ben's baseball hero, Hall-of Fame
Second Baseman Ryne Sandberg (Chicago Cubs, 1982-1997).
Ben is best known for the "Test-it-Tuesday" segments he and his brother,
Grady, produced in 2003-2004 on KFDX and his work with the annual Children's
Miracle Network Celebration. Ben currently works part-time in the KFDX-3
sports office, covering local games and giving Tobin and Ricardo a rest when
Ben's hobbies include raising his twin boys, playing Tex-Mex League
baseball in Wichita Falls and whipping everyone at Channel 3 in fantasy
sports (except Tobin).