New England native and local broadcast veteran Ben Dobson has been named Vice President of News for NBC10, Telemundo Boston and necn, the largest 24-hour news network in the U.S. that serves six New England states, including Massachusetts. In this role, Dobson will be responsible for leading the on-air operations for necn, and the NBC and Telemundo owned TV stations that serve English and Spanish-speaking viewers in the Greater Boston area. Dobson will report to Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10, Telemundo Boston and necn.
“We’re pleased to welcome Ben back to Boston. He knows our market, understands our audiences and is respected by his colleagues,” added St. Peter. “Ben has done an excellent job leading NBC Connecticut’s news team as the station established itself as Connecticut’s local weather authority and investigative powerhouse. I am excited for him to work with our news team to help us expand our culture of newsroom excellence.”
Dobson returns to Boston after working at NBC Connecticut as Managing Editor from 2011 to 2014, and Vice President of News for the past two years. While at WVIT, Dobson oversaw the successful launch of the station’s news department branding “Connecting You” and helped WVIT establish itself as Connecticut’s local weather authority. At WVIT Dobson also fostered a culture of enterprise journalism and creativity that propelled the news team to deliver important news and investigative stories that helped the station receive national recognition and awards including a Peabody Award for coverage of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for NBC Connecticut’s investigative series “Crumbling Foundations.”
Prior to WVIT, Dobson worked in newsrooms all across New England including necn, WFXT Fox 25, and WHDH 7News. Dobson began his career in local broadcasting in 2001 as a multimedia journalist at Worcester News Tonight, a newscast that was produced by necn and served viewers in central Massachusetts.
Dobson earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ithaca College. He will be relocating to the Boston area.