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Ike Bendavid

Reporter
Burlington,Vt

Ike began his career as an intern with WCAX in 2016. Since his hire, he has experienced and embraced every aspect of broadcasting, as a photographer, producer, anchor and reporter. Ike is proud of the accomplishment with the team at WCAX for their 3 part investigative report "Still In The Shadows" which earned Ike and his first Emmy Nomination in 2020.

Ike is now part of the Monday through Friday broadcast team bringing viewers local and regional stories of interest and breaking news. He has become a familiar face on the Channel 3 evening news, and has also filled in as an anchor and spotted on the sports desk as well.

Ike grew up in Shaftsbury and graduated from Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington.

After a year at Utica College, Ike transferred to Castleton State where he majored in communications, with a minor in athletic coaching. Ike graduated cum laude and was a featured speaker at the first commencement of newly named Castleton University. During his years at Castleton, Ike was a member of the Spartans football squad being named twice to the ECAC all Conference Academic Team. He was elected Senior Class Vice President. Ike also anchored and reported for the Video Magazine, did play-by-play broadcasts for varsity athletic games, and acted in campus plays and movies.

From his earliest memories, Ike was interested in broadcasting. It was no surprise as his mother was a popular radio personality in Albany, New York. Ike also spent a significant amount of time in New York City with his dad, where he nurtured his love of the Yankees and Giants. Ike's interests also include cooking, music and he can be seen traveling the streets of Burlington on his bicycle.

Awards
  • 2020 Regional Emmy Nomination.
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