Outgoing, committed and passionate, Ben Waterworth has had a diverse career across several media platforms since 2004.
Born and bred in Hobart, Tasmania, Ben first spiked a passion for media growing up watching a variety of sports and entertainment programs in his native Australia. His fondness for sports broadcasting shone bright early, often impersonating his childhood idols Murray Walker and Bruce McAvaney at length around his parents.
He got his first taste of journalism and broadcasting in grade 11 when studying journalism at Elizabeth College in Hobart in 2004. After being one of the first selected to help host the weekly radio show on Hobart’s Edge Radio, he was soon hand selected by the manager to stay on at the station to host a separate show and remained with the station for 13 years.
He graduated Elizabeth College in 2005, receiving the prestigious DUX of media studies in the same year as well as being second overall in the same award in journalism. Ben then attended the University of Tasmania where he graduated in 2011 with a degree in journalism and film studies.
Ben has remained active in the media industry ever since. Through a variety of radio shows on Edge Radio, he also has expanded into commercial radio as well as podcasting and has hosted radio shows in three different countries. Outside of broadcast media he has also worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist in both Australia and New Zealand, as well as a Mixed Zone Group Leader during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Ben also has served in several MC roles, notably as the MC of three Tasmanian Youth Conferences as well as parliamentary debates, sporting venues and live concerts. He also served as the head commentator on radio and podcast play-by-play commentary of the Tasmanian Ice Hockey League between 2011 and 2017 where he was dubbed as ‘the voice of ice hockey in Tasmania’.
Outside of his media career Ben has also served as an advocate for the community. He was a finalist in 2011 in the Young Australian of the Year Awards for his efforts in gaining international exposure for Tasmania with his eye raising bid for Hobart to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Through this exposure he also was a finalist in the 2010 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards as well as being chosen to run with the Queen’s Baton during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Ben is a passionate sports fan, with Formula 1, ice hockey, Australian rules football, soccer, basketball and cricket among his favourites. He is also an avid TV and film buff as well as being a passionate gamer and a pop culture expert, as well as being an avid traveller, blogger and amateur film maker.
Ben’s passionate, outgoing and addictive personality serve him exceptionally in a variety of media fields and he continues to search and enhance his career globally.