Ben Gauthier is a Cenla native, born and raised in Mansura in Avoyelles Parish.
Ben started working at KALB as a videographer and editor shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck, covering evacuees taking refuge in Central Louisiana.
Ben is a member of the National Press Photographer's Association and adheres to a strict code of ethics for the highest integrity in visual storytelling. He has a track record of producing award-winning visual and long-form stories for television newscasts.
Ben also spent time working at WAFB in Baton Rouge before moving to Alaska to work at Gray TV's KTUU. While in Alaska, Ben traveled around the entire state, covering the 2017 Iditarod sled dog race in Nome as well as the Iron Dog race in the remote village of Tanana- the world's longest snowmobile race. He was also a videographer for KTUU's "Road Trippin" series, that reported from remote locations like Denali National Park and Manley Hot Springs.
Ben was nominated for an Emmy for his videography and editing on a documentary profiling the "Fairbanks Four"- four men exonerated after being falsely imprisoned for murder. He's also won numerous awards from the Associated Press, the NPPA, and the Alaska Press Club.
After leaving Alaska, Ben worked in Columbus, Ohio- the 34th largest television market in the United States, covering high profile news breaking events like the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting.
Ben has a lifelong passion for music, and enjoys going to concerts, listening to records, playing in bands, and DJ'ing. He's also a horror movie nerd, with a focus on 80's B-movies. He enjoys traveling and has been to numerous countries with his wife Rachael, who he loves exploring with.