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Ben Steen

Ben Steen

Photojournalist, NewsChannel 21

I am very excited to begin my career here at NewsChannel 21! 

I was born and raised in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I went to school at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, where I earned a double major in film production and advertising. I am passionate about visual storytelling and shedding light on lesser-known subjects. Much of my experience includes documentary and short film production. 

KTVZ is my first experience in news, and I have really been enjoying it. As a photographer, I get to travel around Central Oregon covering a wide variety of events, meeting a lot of interesting people, and connecting with the community. I take pride in being an integral part of Central Oregon's news leader. 

I first fell in love with the Bend area while vacationing here, and dreamed of someday calling it home. One year later, the stars aligned, and I began working with NewsChannel 21 in May 2019.

Similar to Flagstaff, Bend is right up my alley, with its beautiful landscapes, four seasons and endless outdoor recreation. In my free time, I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and camping. 

Ben Steen

Benjamin Steen is a photojournalist for NewsChannel 21. Learn more about Ben here.