Ben Axelrod arrived at WKYC in 2017 after six years of covering Ohio State football and basketball for various outlets including Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group, Rivals and Scout. In 2017, he published his first book, "Urban Meyer vs. College Football: The Case for College Football's Greatest Coach."

Ben graduated from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in political science. He grew up in Dublin, Ohio, where he was a 2007 graduate of Jerome High School.

Currently, Ben lives in downtown Cleveland with his fiancee, Torey. When Ben's not working, the two enjoy attending Browns, Indians and Cavs games, pro wrestling shows and participating in the Winking Lizard Beer Tour.

Contact Ben Axelrod at baxelrod@wkyc.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.