The Forsyth County News recently hired Jon Benson as its new director of video production to bolster the company’s digital media initiatives.
Benson will work closely with the FCN’s advertising and editorial departments to develop and produce multimedia content for local readers and businesses.
"We are excited to have someone of Jon’s caliber join our team and believe his skillset will allow us to continue to grow our videography offerings and maintain the quality and professionalism of our existing products that our viewers have come to expect,” FCN Publisher Stephanie Woody said.
Born in Cobb County, Benson graduated from Cherokee High School in Canton and attended Valdosta State University where he studied video and digital media. While at Valdosta State, Benson did freelance work for several national media organizations, including CBS Sports, ESPN and NBC Sports covering college basketball, college football and the NFL.
After Valdosta State, Benson worked at the Fox affiliate in Albany as a sportscaster and reporter for two and a half years covering athletics in a large swath of the southwest portion of Georgia.
“Being Director of Video Production for Forsyth County News has given me the opportunity to get back into an industry I am passionate about and it’s what I went to school for,” Benson said. “I really enjoy going to a new project with an open mind to film, then spending the time to edit it down into a story.”
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