Riley Benson

Riley joined News 2 in November of 2019 as an MMJ/Reporter. An Ohio Native, Riley received a degree in broadcast journalism and mass communications from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Although Riley is not a South Carolina native, he has vacationed to the Lowcountry beaches every year with his family while growing up and is excited to make Charleston his new home. Riley spent the summer of 2018 as a reporter intern at Myrtle Beach’s WMBF News.

During his free time, Riley enjoys spending time at the beach, pool, or exploring everything Charleston has to offer. He’s also a huge sports fan and loves his Cleveland sports teams and Ohio State Buckeyes!

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