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Ben Van Ness


Vice-President and General Manager

Ben was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. He is a Quincy High School alumnus and graduated from University of Kansas in 2006.

In the past 15 years, Ben and his family have lived in Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago, South Bend, Indiana, Rochester, Minnesota, and now finally, back in Quincy.

Ben has vast experience from working in these different markets over the years. Experience ranging from local broadcast sales, national broadcast sales, political sales, sales management, and overall TV & Radio station operations.

Ben is currently the Vice-President and General Manager for Quincy Broadcasting.  As the Vice-President and General Manager for Quincy Broadcasting, Ben oversees the day-to-day operations of WGEM stations. This comprises of NBC, FOX, ME-TV and CW television stations and radio stations 105 FM (NewsTalk) and ESPN AM 1440/98.9 FM (Sports), as well as a website and mobile platforms that serves all six stations.

Ben is very active in the community serving on several local board of directors and volunteering time with several other local organizations.

Call Ben at 217-228-6611 or email

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