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witf welcomes Ben Allen as new Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Written by witf | Oct 30, 2013 8:27 AM

Ben Allen is witf’s newest reporter and host of Morning Edition.

Beginning November 5, audiences in Central Pennsylvania will wake up to a new voice on weekday mornings. Ben Allen joined the witf news team in October as the new host and reporter of NPR’s Morning Edition.

Ben Allen comes to witf from public radio station KOSU in Oklahoma. Ben has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Chapter for his investigative, government and enterprise reporting.

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Ben graduated from Fordham University in Bronx, NY. He had worked at Fordham’s NPR member station, WFUV as a reporter, anchor and host. From there he moved to Oklahoma and joined KOSU as reporter and Morning Edition host.

witf Multimedia News Director, Tim Lambert says, “We’re thrilled to welcome Ben to Central Pennsylvania and the witf news team. He attracted a loyal following at KOSU as the station’s Morning Edition host and his style and enthusiasm is a great fit for us. His addition to the news department further enhances our ability to bring stories of substance to light in central Pennsylvania.”

witf airs NPR’s Morning Edition Monday through Friday from 5 – 9 a.m. Follow Ben on Twitter- @BenAllenWITF or email

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