Ben Kaplan is an American journalist currently working as an evening news anchor at KCCI 8 in Des Moines, Iowa. He joined KCCI in September 2023, and he co anchors with Stacey Horst and meteorologist Jason Sydejko, on weeknights at 6, 9 and 10 p.m. He replaces Steve Karlin, who retired in March 2023.
Before joining KCCI News, Ben worked as a news anchor and multimedia journalist at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida for a period of seven years. While there, Ben co-anchored the 4 p.m. newscast with his wife Katie Kaplan, a senior multimedia journalist and assignment reporter at WCTV.
Age | When is Ben Kaplan’s birthday? | Leap year baby
Ben was born on February 29, 1980 in United States and he is 43 years old as of 2023. His zodiac sign is Pisces.
Did you know that Ben is a leap year baby? He mostly celebrates his birthday on March 1st of every year. Now you know.
Ben Kaplan Profile Summary
|Birth Name||Benjamin Kaplan|
|Date of Birth||February 29, 1980|
|Age||43 years old as of 2023|
|Spouse Name||Katie Kaplan (m. July 20, 2018)|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Profession||News anchor at KCCI News|
|Education||University of Montana|
Parents | Mother | Father
Ben was born to his mother and father, and he grew up in Southern California.
He is 5 feet 7 inches tall
Wife | Katie Kaplan | Is Ben married?
Ben is happily married to his wife, Katie Kaplan, a news anchor at WCTV, Florida. The couple met during their time working together in Montana and they tied the knot on July 20, 2018.
“Many people ask how/ where Katie and I met. It was during our time working together in Montana.” Ben said through a Facebook post.
Reunited with his Wife Katie Kaplan
Ben Kaplan is now a happy man, after his wife Katie Kaplan, joined him in Des Moines Iowa. Through a Facebook post, Ben sounded so excited as he announced their reunion. “Reunited and it feels SO GOOD!” The Kaplans wrote
Children | Does Ben Kaplan have any kids?
The couple wedded on July 24, 2018, and they don,t have any children as of 2023.
In 1998, Ben joined University of Montana, and graduated in 2002, with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast journalism.
Career | KCCI News | Leaving WCTV
Ben Kaplan is an evening news anchor at KCCI. He joined KCCI in September 2023, and he co anchors with Stacey Horst and meteorologist Jason Sydejko, on weeknights at 6, 9 and 10 p.m. He replaces Steve Karlin, who retired in March 2023.
Before joining KCCI News, Ben worked as a news anchor and multimedia journalist at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida for a period of seven years.
While there, Ben co-anchored the 4 p.m. newscast with his wife Katie Kaplan, a senior multimedia journalist and assignment reporter at WCTV. In 2019, Ben received the Service to America Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.
After Hurricane Maria, Ben traveled to Puerto Rico to report on the damage, and his work there helped put dozens of roofs on homes wrecked in the storm.
Kaplan has also supported various charitable endeavors, helping to raise money with his leadership in the Leon Relay for Life.
|September 2023 – Present||Evening News anchor at KCCI News|
|September 2016 – September 2023||News anchor and Multimedia Journalist at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida United States|
|October 2013 – August 2016||News anchor and Sports director at KFBB in Greater Falls, MT|
|June 2008 – January 2013||Sports Director, Sports Reporter and Anchor at KXLY in Spokane, Washington area|
|April 2007 – June 2008||Sports anchor and reporter at ABC 7 WWSB-TV in Sarasota, Florida Area|
|January 2005 – April 2007||News anchor, Producer, Reporter at KFBB in Great Falls, Montana Area|
Who is Ben Kaplan?
Ben Kaplan is an evening news anchor at KCCI News in Des Moines, Iowa.
Is Ben Kaplan married?
Yes. Ben is happily married to his wife Katie Kaplan, a news anchor at WCTV. Before joining KCCI News, Ben used to co- anchor the 4 p.m. weekday news at WCTV, alongside his wife.
Does Ben Kaplan have children?
No. Ben has no children as of 2023.
What happened to Ben Kaplan WCTV?
He left WCTV and joined KCCI News in September 2023.