Ben Doody

NFL, NBA, College Sports, Sports Betting
Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut


Ben Doody is a reporter and editor who's been's Managing Editor since 2014. Doody launched Heavy's Sports section in late 2014 and oversaw its expansion.

Prior to joining Heavy, he spent two years as Connecticut Managing Editor for Digital First Media, where he oversaw coverage for the New Haven Register, Torrington Register-Citizen, Middletown Press, Connecticut Magazine, and a collection of hyperlocal newspapers.

At DFM, he oversaw the Connecticut properties' coverage of University of Connecticut football and basketball and launched GameTimeCT, a state-wide prep sports brand. He was the editor in 2013 of Hockey Haven, a book written by New Haven Register journalists Chip Malafronte and Jim Shelton about the rise of the Yale University and Quinnipiac University hockey programs. In 2013, Editor & Publisher featured him in its annual "25 under 35" edition for his newsroom leadership and digital innovation.

Doody spent two years as a digital news editor at Hearst Connecticut Media Group, where he coordinated coverage for the Connecticut Post, The Advocate of Stamford, the Greenwhich Time, and the News-Times of Danbury, along with a collection of hyperlocal publications. Doody also contributed to coverage of the University of Connecticut and Fairfield University basketball programs, writing a front-page column when the UConn men's basketball team won the national championship in 2011.

He began his career at The Trentonian, where he joined the staff as a reporter, blogger, columnist, and copy editor in 2007 before being promoted to Assistant Sports Editor in 2008. In Trenton, he covered Rutgers University football and basketball, Rider University basketball and baseball, Princeton University basketball and hockey, and the Trenton Thunder, then the Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, among other subjects.


Doody holds a Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in journalism from Fairfield University, where he graduated in 2007.

At Fairfield, Doody served as the Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief of The Mirror, the university's independent student newspaper. He also served as a play-by-play broadcaster and color commentator for Fairfield University men's and women's basketball and Bridgeport Bluefish baseball on WVOF, Fairfield's student-run radio station.

Latest Articles From Ben Doody

  • Michigan-Alabama Rewind: How Our AI Predictions Performed

    When we looked last week at Heavy Sports’ five AI-powered projections for the Michigan-Alabama game, this was our synopsis of the forecast:Lots of offense, relatively speaking. A heavy dose of Blake Corum. And at the end of the day, a Michigan football victory over Alabama on New Year’s Day in the Rose Bowl.So how did […]

  • 5 AI-Powered Predictions for Michigan vs. Alabama

  • Michigan Football Projected to Take Down Alabama

  • EXCLUSIVE: Doris Burke Goes Deep on Keys to the NBA Finals

  • Why We Expect Big Things From the 2022 Cowboys

  • Can You Predict Each Game of the Browns’ Season?

    The Browns' 2022 schedule is out, and you can win free merchandise by predicting the winner of each game.

  • Bet $5, Win $150 on Tonight’s Game With This FanDuel Offer

  • Bet $5, Win $150 on the Browns-Ravens Showdown

  • Celtics Rookie Catches Fire & Has Best Game of Young Career in Win

  • MLK’s Daughter Honors Her Dad With Inspirational Video on His Birthday

  • O’Rourke, Harris & Biden Are the Democrats’ Top-Tier Candidates for 2020

    Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris and Joe Biden make up the top tier of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

  • Mel Stottlemyre Dead: Yankees Legend Was a 5-Time All-Star

  • The Celtics Are Now Clear Favorites to Win the East

  • Celtics vs. Cavs Spread & Updated Series Odds

  • Celtics vs. Cavs Game 6 Odds & Pick

  • Betting Against the Celtics Hasn’t Worked Out Well

  • Rockets vs. Jazz Live Stream: How to Watch Online

  • Cavs vs. Raptors Live Stream: How to Watch Online

  • Tiger Woods’ Odds This Weekend Are a Relative Bargain

  • Tiger Woods’ Schedule & Upcoming Odds

    Tiger Woods' schedule will be busy in May. Woods is scheduled to play at the Wells Fargo Championship and the Players Championship in back-to-back weeks.

  • Sixers vs. Celtics Series Preview & Pick

  • Zurich Classic Walk-up Music: All the Confirmed Songs

  • Zurich Classic 2018: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Why Randy Bryce Has Hope — And Why He’s Still a Huge Underdog

  • Kentucky vs. Davidson Live Stream: How to Watch Online Without Cable

    A pair of conference tournament champions square off in the NCAA tournament Round of 64 when SEC champ Kentucky takes on Atlantic 10 champ Davidson.

  • Paul Ryan’s Retirement Would Be Extremely Valuable to Democrats

  • ‘If Ossoff Wins, Republicans Should Be Petrified’ — 10 Questions for Daily Kos Elections’ David Nir

  • Connecticut Polling Hours & Key Election Day Info

  • There’s Likely to Be a Record Number of Female Senators Next Year

  • Connecticut Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

    Six parties have a line on the Connecticut election ballot, which includes four candidates for President, plus House, Senate and state legislative races.