Ben Barr

KMOT Sports Director/Anchor

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ben.barr@kmot.com

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I grew up in Lancaster County, PA in a town called Gap. I lived in Amish Country when I was young, and I grew into a huge Philly and Penn State sports fan. I knew that I wanted to get into sports broadcasting, so I went to the University of Maryland for my Broadcast Journalism degree and adopted Terps sports as another one of my favorites. While in school, I was the Co-Sports Director of WMUC Sports (Maryland's student-run sports radio station). I also broadcasted for Terps TV and the men's club ice hockey team. In addition to these extracurricular activities, I stayed busy with internships and jobs throughout my college career. I interned with NBC4, WTOP, and 106.7 The Fan in DC as well as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. I also worked as a Sports Producer at Federal News Radio during my senior year. After college, I continued my sports journalism career with Federal News Radio as well as with 106.7 The Fan, Sirius XM MLB Network Radio in DC, and Radio PA in Harrisburg. I'm really excited to get the chance to be in sports television and join KMOT-TV as the Sports Director. I look forward to bringing you the latest in North Dakota and national sports!


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