About Me

Welcome to my personal website.

I am a video producer for Sports Illustrated, where I produce breaking news videos for SI.com and Sports Illustrated’s social media platforms. Previously, I interned at CNN Sports in Atlanta where I helped to write and produce stories for various CNN platforms and for CNN.com. At CNN, I contributed original enterprise reporting features for CNN.com and helped gather editorial for both CNN digital and television platforms. I also edited a digital series on cross-fit and helped produce daily Bleacher Report TV segments. In May of 2018, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with honors in both journalism and history.

Previously, I was the sports editor and men’s basketball beat writer at the Daily Cardinal, UW-Madison’s premier independent student newspaper.  I love to write human-interest stories that go beyond the box score. At the Daily Cardinal, I did just that while also covering events like the NCAA basketball tournament, Milwaukee Bucks training camp and the Big Ten football championship.

I was also a fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Journalism Ethics, where I wrote stories about journalism practices and ethics by interviewing practicing journalists and academics. I have also written for various sports blogs such as BlueManHoop.com, Bustasports.com, and my personal website, Oldfashioned3.sportsblog.com

At Wisconsin, I was awarded the James L. Baughman Undergraduate Excellence Award given to graduating journalism school seniors. I was also awarded the Joseph Sicherman Award Scholarship recognizing students concentrating on editorial journalism and the Steven Mark Wiltgen and Betty J Frazier Scholarship recognizing students pursuing sports journalism.

You can contact me at benpickman@yahoo.com. You can follow me on Twitter at @benpickman. You can connect with me on Linkedin.