Views Update: Dave Benton Announces To Step Down From Anchoring

Apr 30, 2015

Credit WCIA-TV

Champaign, IL local TV personality and anchor Dave Benton shared saddening news with the audience. Benton is stricken with brain cancer, and last fall he announced doctors said he only had about six months to live. Benton continued anchoring until just recently when he declared he is unable to continue working due to a weakening eyesight. 

Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discussed the original announcement last fall. 

Benton will continue working behind the scenes at WCIA-TV.