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Ben Margiott

Ben Margiott


Ben Margiott joined the News 4-Fox 11 team as a reporter in May 2016, just a week after graduating from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

In the six-plus years since, he's covered everything from the Nevada legislature and local politics to brush fires in the summer and severe snow storms in the winter.

Ben was live in Lovelock when O.J. Simpson learned he would be paroled out of prison, and was scheduled to witness the unprecedented execution of murderer Scott Dozier. He's interviewed President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Bernie Sanders, to name a few.

He was beyond honored to tell the stories of four local survivors of the 1 October mass shooting, a Reno veteran who has quietly cleaned up local freeways for a decade and a man who supposedly bought a Babe Ruth card in Sparks worth over $2 million.

In October 2019, he married Kenzie Bales at the gorgeous Toiyabe Golf Club in Washoe Valley. Kenzie, who grew up in northern Nevada, also works at News 4 as the station's content manager. Ben and Kenzie welcomed their first baby boy Sage into the world in June 2022.

Ben grew up in Elk Grove, a suburb just south of Sacramento, where he first fell in love with journalism as one of the founding members of his high school's morning broadcast.

On his weekend, you can find Ben hiking or snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada mountains — or at home relaxing with a good book.

If you have any story ideas, you can email Ben, Tweet at him, or contact him on Facebook.