It seems like Ben is a married man but his personal information has been kept low and secret till date. His nationality is English and he is of white ethnicity.
As a child, Ben got enrolled at Sutton Valence School. While he was in his high school, he was ranked 2nd in the national debating championships. After his high school, he won an Open Scholarship and then he joined Keble College with a major in politics, philosophy and economics. He is also the graduate of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. After that he was hired by Radio Clyde where he worked as a reporter. He also worked at Radio City in Liverpool as a reporter for several months. In 1986, he began working for an Independent Radio News. There he covered stories about superpower summits to the Hungerford massacre. In 1988, he joined BBC TV News where he served them as a Foreign Affairs Correspondent till the early 1990s. There he reported the news about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Persian Gulf War. In 1991, he was named the Moscow Correspondent. There he saw the final collapse of Communism and the fall of Mikhail Gorbachev. In the early 1995, he was named the Foreign Affairs Correspondent in London. These days, he is working at BBC News Channel as a relief presenter. He is now aged 56 years old. His net worth is high.