Ben Coker joined the KFDX team January 22nd, 2002 as a General Assignment Reporter. He graduated Magna Cum Laude a month earlier from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, Nm, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Business Administration.
A local boy, Ben attended City View Elementary and Junior High schools and graduated from Burkburnett High School in 1997.
He married his high school sweetheart, Donette McLain, in July of 2002. The couple was blessed with identical twin boys, Ezekiel "Zeke" Ryne and Elijah "Eli" Reed, December 26th, 2004 (Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, boys!). Zeke's middle name is in honor of Ben's baseball hero, Hall-of Fame Second Baseman Ryne Sandberg (Chicago Cubs, 1982-1997).
Ben is best known for the "Test-it-Tuesday" segments he and his brother, Grady, produced in 2003-2004 on KFDX and his work with the annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration. Ben currently works part-time in the KFDX-3 sports office, covering local games and giving Tobin and Ricardo a rest when needed.
Ben's hobbies include raising his twin boys, playing Tex-Mex League baseball in Wichita Falls and whipping everyone at Channel 3 in fantasy sports (except Tobin).
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