Veteran journalist Benjamin Wideman is the newest addition to The Country Today editorial team.
Wideman recently was hired as the eastern Wisconsin regional editor. The Neenah native has produced thousands of stories and photos during an award-winning 20-year journalism career. He has received more than 50 statewide accolades from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for his writing, photography, page design and online projects, in addition to several other honors from other organizations.
After working on a farm during two summers while in high school, Wideman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh before following in his father’s footsteps and embarking on a journalism career. He covered a wide array of topics over the years, including agriculture, news, business, features, sports and outdoors. He also served as a freelance writer for newspapers from New York to Los Angeles.
Wideman also spent the past few years working at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, first as the director of communications/media relations and most recently as the athletics director for the college’s eight intercollegiate teams.