Jim Benemann Biography
Jim Benemann is an Award-winning American journalist who co-anchors with Karen Leigh during CBS4 at 6 pm and 10 pm.
He is among the most respected broadcasters in Colorado. He is a native of Chicago and attended Colorado State University where he graduated with a degree in broadcasting back in 1978.
He loves spending time with his family, 4 kids, golfing and getting into the Colorado backcountry. He recently won his 8th Emmy award for his story, Marijuana in Colorado.
Jim Benemann Age
He is a native of Chicago. Information about his age will be updated soon.
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He began his career in Davenport, Lowa but he felt that Colorado was his home. Before joining CBS4, where he anchored in the early 1990s, he worked at KUSA-TV located in Denver and KGW-TV located in Portland. He co-anchors CBS4 at 6 pm and 10 pm together with Karen Leigh.
His anchoring and reporting background includes major assignments on local, national and international stories. In Washington D.C, he established a broadcasting bureau where he covered Capitol Hill, political campaigns and he sent reports while he was in Cuba, Korea, South America, and Europe.
Here are some facts about him;
- Most memorable interview: Veterans visiting WWII battlefields
- Dream interview: The Pope
- Role model: Walter Cronkite
- Dream job: I have it!
- Alma Mater: Colorado State University
- Star sign: Leo
- Year hired: 2002
- First TV appearance: 1979
- First story: High school sports, Davenport, Iowa
- Favorite story: Too many to count
- Hidden talent: Still hidden
- Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
- Number of children: 4
- Hobbies: Golf, cycling, loafing
- Favorite food: Seafood
- Favorite musician: John Hiatt
- Number of siblings: Two
- Favorite sports team: Avalanche
- Favorite author: Dr. Seuss
- Favorite vacation spot: Steamboat Springs
- What one word best describes CBS4: Professional
- Least favorite household chore: Vacuuming
- Favorite noise: Kids laughing
- Least favorite noise: Anyone arguing
- Favorite music: Alabama Shakes, Black Keys, Bowie
- What keeps you in Colorado? Who could leave?
- What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken? Making Kathy Walsh mad!
- Who would play you in a movie? John Goodman (directed by the Coen Brothers!)
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‘CSU Is A Perfect Fit’: Joyce McConnell Talks About Move To Colorado
Joyce McConnell likes to say she’s trading the Appalachians for the Rockies. And she’s thrilled by the opportunity. McConnell comes to Colorado State University from West Virginia University, where she’s been serving as provost and vice-president for academic affairs.
McConnell fielded all kinds of question from the search committee looking to replace long-time, and highly regarded CSU president Dr. Tony Frank. And McConnell had a lot of questions for the committee members.
“I wanted to know if they take CSU’s land grant mission seriously. The land grant college system was founded by President Lincoln to make sure higher education wasn’t just open to the privileged class. I want to be at an institution that’s elite, but not elitist. I’m a roll-up-your-sleeves and get to work type of leader. I’m pragmatic and want to get things done. CSU is a perfect fit.”
McConnell is just the 15th president in the nearly 150-year history of Colorado State. She’s also it’s first female president. To her, that’s not a big deal. But she appreciates the fact it is significant.
“It sends the message to people, not just here but all over, that CSU is thinking forward and seeks out everyone who can lead. To that extent, it speaks loudly.” McConnell says CSU must continue seeking out great students, no matter what their backgrounds.
In true land grant fashion, she wants the doors to a CSU degree wide open to all who can make the grade.
She told CBS4’s Jim Benemann, “Where are all those students who might not otherwise go to school? Who are so smart with so much potential who might not otherwise be at CSU? We want them.”
Benemann asked her about last year’s highly-publicized incident when two Native-American high schoolers were singled out for questioning by campus police during a school tour. Creating a more inclusive campus was one of her top priorities at WVU, and she plans to build on CSU’s renewed efforts to make sure all feel welcome.
“What does it mean to include someone who is different? There are many ways to do that. But we always have to make sure we have our eye on the ball because the included student is the engaged student is the successful student.”
McConnell takes over as CSU president on July 1. That’s when Tony Frank focuses solely on his role as chancellor of the CSU system.