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.

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
Changing Course: “Tiny House” Project Tackles Big Problems In Coal Country
Changing Course: A School Cooperative Aims To Remake Coal Communities
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A “Like” From Zuck: Facebook Founder Visits Rural Kentucky Schools
Country Connection: Rural Residents Ask FCC To Improve Internet Access