B.J. Bethel joined 2 NEWS as Digital Enterprise Reporter in February 2019.
B.J., who grew up just down the road from WDTN’s studios in West Carrollton, worked previously at Cox Media Group as a digital specialist and in the sports department where he covered high school sports and the Dayton Dragons. He was a contributing writer and columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age as a freelancer from 2016 to 2018 covering the Trump campaign, Russia and the Midwest opioid epidemic.
He was a film critic for RogerEbert.com and has bylines in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He was a researcher for PBS’s Frontline documentary “Left Behind America”.
B.J. spends his free time with his family and his insane golden retriever ‘Honey’.