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.

Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts
National Academy Mining Health Study Underway
Troubled Waters: A Coalfield County Loses Trust In Water And Government
Fighting For Breath: Black Lung’s Deadliest Form Increases
Justice Delayed: Billionaire Candidate’s Coal Companies Owe $15M in Taxes, Fines
Mountains Of Evidence: Questions About Coal’s Most Controversial Practice May Finally Be Answered
The Prison Builder’s Dilemma: Economics And Ethics Clash In Eastern Kentucky
Net Gains: How Broadband Brings Jobs To Eastern Kentucky