Ben Goessling

Ben Goessling, Nationals Guest Host, MASNsports.com Blogger

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Ben Goessling joined MASN in January 2010. He covers the Nationals and makes guest appearances during pre- and post-game broadcasts.

Goessling is in his third year covering the Nationals after two seasons on the beat at the Washington Times, where he was a frequent contributor to MASN's pre-game shows during the "Hot Corner" segment. In addition to covering the Nationals and two World Series, he covered the Washington Capitals, Redskins and Wizards, as well as local college basketball, the AT&T National tournament and the 2009 Frozen Four. He also did a series of trend stories and sports business pieces for the Times.

He began his career at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, where he covered everything from sports to local news and business. He has also worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where he was honored by the Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association for a 2004 investigation into allegations of coaching impropriety at the University of Minnesota.

A Twin Cities native, Goessling graduated from the University of Minnesota with majors in accounting and journalism.