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About Ben


Ben Hollis
Ben Hollis is an eight-time Emmy-award winning producer and videographer who is best known as the pith-helmeted, khaki-clad original host and co-creator of PBS hit shows “Wild Chicago” and “Wild Chicago’s Illinois Road Trip.” Ben also created, hosted and produced “Ben Around Town,” a lively arts program that aired from 2000-2003 on PBS. Prior to that, he created “Ben Loves Chicago” for UPN, which ran for three seasons, and was a contributing reporter on ABC’s long-running hit show, “190 North.”

Today, Ben uses his extensive video production skills and passion for storytelling to create dynamic, engaging corporate videos for small businesses. Ben knows that every small business was created by someone with a dream and a vision, and he captures that enthusiasm in his videos, which companies use to tell their stories on their websites and social media platforms.

Prior to his TV career, Ben was an advertising copywriter and corporate video creative director. He also trained and directed at Players Workshop of The Second City in Chicago. He is a proud alum of The George Washington University (DC) with a B.A. in American Literature. The year he graduated is immaterial.

Ben is married to an awesome lady named Julia Bunn. They live in Evanston. He loves London and Kauai and is known in some circles as a gifted cat whisperer.