Benjamin Lloyd is the Digital Director for News5, overseeing all content created for our digital and social platforms, while also lending a technical helping hand to our Sales and Creative Services teams.
He leads the News5 realtime desk in their efforts to bring breaking news, extensive coverage of local events, and severe weather coverage to viewers across southern Colorado.
The Colorado Broadcaster's Association has recognized these efforts with Awards of Excellence for Best Station Website (KOAA.com) and Best Documentary for the State of Wildlife Rehabilitation Inside Colorado (with Jon McMichael). The work of the team has also been recognized by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association for Best Digital Presence.
Being a newshound has always been a part of his life as he’s followed local, national, and international events as a lover of history and the relation to current events. Raised in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications with a minor in History.
Post-graduation, he moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where he continued a career in music performance before making the transition into the newsroom at KRIS-TV, KZTV, KAJA, and KDF where he grew from working in graphics, to being a television producer, and the digital content manager. In this role, he oversaw the development of a much-larger digital and social presence in the market in both English and Spanish-language news programming.
In 2016, Ben and his family transferred within the company to begin covering news in Colorado as the Digital Executive Producer. Less than a year after leaving South Texas, he was called back to the Gulf Coast to cover the impact of Hurricane Harvey.
Back in Colorado, he's proud to be part of the News5 team’s impressive coverage of severe storms, wildfires, and now helping to provide balanced coverage of social issues and civil unrest in the community. As a journalist who gets a little too excited over data, he's a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors).
When not checking his social media feeds for the latest on what’s going on in our communities, Benjamin can be found reading extensively or enjoying Colorado’s outdoors with new hikes, competitive shooting, and plenty of open roads to enjoy a drive or a motorcycle ride.