Benny Becker

WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

From 2016 to 2018 Benny Becker was 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. Benny left the ReSource in July, 2018, for a Nieman-Abrams Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University.

Clean Water Wanted: Contaminated Wells And The Legacy Of Fossil Fuel Extraction
Black Lung Benefits Fund in Deepening Debt as Epidemic Surges
Taking Flight: Coalfield Students Have High Hopes For Drone Industry Jobs
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