Benny Becker

Benny Becker

WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

Benny Becker is the ReSource reporter in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country, where the shifting economy is challenging communities. Benny arrived in Whitesburg from Tel Aviv, where he was a producer and reporter for Israel Story. Benny grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia, and started his public radio work in Providence, Rhode Island, where he also earned a degree in linguistics at Brown University.

Lung Transplants Rise Amid Region’s Black Lung Epidemic
Radiologists Call For Repeal of Kentucky Black Lung Law
Eastern Kentucky Prison Moves Forward As Opponents Consider Challenge
Amid Black Lung Surge, Kentucky Changes Benefits Process For Miners
Changing Course: Coal Country Students Working For A Power Switch
Help On Tap For Troubled Water System In Coal Country
Living With Black Lung: Coal Miners Caught In A Surging Epidemic
Changing Course: Federal Grant Fills Gaps In Rural School Funding
Burned By Coal: Coalfield Communities Facing Electricity Price Hikes
Mine Health Expert Concerned About Review Of Coal Dust Rule