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Benjamin Canady (Communication ’96)

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 |  Benjamin Canady  | Director, CNN International

I’ve been a diehard Wolfpacker since before I was born! Both of my parents attended NC State.  I too was blessed with the chance to attend State. During my time at school, I was able to get a part-time job across the street at WRAL-TV in their newsroom. Combining class instruction of TV/video/audio production with real life experience was amazing (and fun). After graduation, I got a job running studio cameras on the weekend at NBC17 (WNCN). I worked through the ranks and quickly became a director there.

In 2010, I got the opportunity to come to Atlanta and work for CNN. Today, I am a director with CNN International (the CNN channel you see around the world). It’s a dream job!  It’s amazing to see the entire world through my LCD screens.