Ben Westcott Biography
Ben Westcott is an American producer who is currently working at CNN. He serves as a digital news producer for CNN Digital Worldwide in Hong Kong. Furthermore, he covers breaking news and foreign relations in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Australia and China.
Ben Westcott Age
Westcott likes to keep his personal life private hence he has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year he was born. However, he might be in his 30’s.
Ben Westcott Height
Westcott stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Ben Westcott Family
Westcott has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Westcott has any siblings.
Ben Westcott Wife
Westcott is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of him being in any past relationship with anyone.
Ben Westcott Net Worth
Westcott has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a producer.
Ben Westcott Salary
Westcott earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Ben Westcott Career
His reporting while at CNN include covering the detention of up to a million Uyghur citizens in Xinjiang, the rise of one-man rule in China under leader Xi Jinping, and the rapid deterioration of United States-China relations during the Trump administration. Furthermore, he not only covered the pomp and ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China but also in Taiwan for the legislation of same-sex marriage.
When the Chinese government was detaining Muslim Uyghurs purely because of their religion, he was part of the team that revealed the Karakax documents and he reported alongside CNN’s Ivan Watson on the issue. CNN won an award after he covered the 2019 crisis of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters being tear-gassed a situation that tore the city’s financial hub apart.
He worked in Indonesia and Australia as a journalist before he joined CNN’s Hong Kong bureau in 2016. During this time, he wrote for publications including the Canberra Times, and the South China Morning Post, he also often covered federal politics and the Australian state. Additionally, for his investigation into Australia’s misuse of taxpayer funds by local governments for the Canberra Times, he was shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Walkey Young Australian Journalist of the Year award in 2014.
Additionally, he has contributed articles to Jakarta’s KBR68H radio station and The Australian over his seven years as a journalist. He attended the RMIT University journalism school in Melbourne, Australia where he earned a degree in Journalism and Communications.
Ben Westcott CNN
Westcott is currently working at CNN where he works alongside other famous CNN anchors and reporters including;
Ben Westcott Social Media Platforms
Westcott is active on his social media account and is often seen posting on his Twitter. He has over 3k followers on Twitter.