Ben Smith began journalism at the age of 12, but his love of communication dates back to the time he was born. Ben has gained a wealth of experience in the journalism world, but is just getting started.
Ben is the host of the OJHL on Rogers TV. He's been able to work for an incredible team of professionals to further enhance Roger's hockey broadcast experience for the viewer, while gaining invaluable experience.
Ben also serves as host of Along The Boards on WhiStle Radio. Throughout the years, Ben has hosted many fantastic guests on the show, all with amazing stories in their own respect. His thought-provoking and insightful questions has gained Ben the respect of his listeners and guests alike.
Currently, Ben writes with the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, and SB Nation, specifically their Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate, Pension Plan Puppets and also covers the Brampton Beast for SB Nation's Montreal Canadiens blog, Habs Eyes On The Prize.
One of his greatest sources of pride is the fact he gets to share the stories of young Canadian hockey players in the game as HockeyNow Magazine's National Minor Hockey Writer.
As an experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated journalist, Ben knows what an audience wants to read, listen and watch, and the manner in which they want to experience their content
Ben's a collaborative, and responsible individual, who is a team-centric guy. He's flexible to changing work environments, and tight deadlines.
With a proven track record, Ben knows how to not only get an audience; but keep them coming back. A meticulous planner, Ben has strong sense of editorial judgment, and attention to detail.
As a journalist, Ben knows first hand the challenges of being “the first” to get the message out to the public, he recognizes that deadlines are measured in minutes, not days, and that journalists have to always be absolutely accurate in everything they report.
Ben Smith brings first-class quality to any media outlet, something that attracts the attention of sports fans worldwide. He brings a work ethic second-to-none, as well as a wealth of experience.
In his free time, Ben enjoys playing hockey and golf, and also binge watches The West Wing.
Ben is always available to serve you as a reporter, broadcaster, website manager, editor and emcee. Please do not hesitate to contact Ben by emailing him at: Ben@Whistleradio.com