Len Besthoff is the Chief Investigative Reporter in the NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters Unit, Connecticut’s largest team of broadcast journalists dedicated to investigative coverage. His investigations on local and national issues of great importance to our viewers can be seen on NBC Connecticut News at 11 p.m.
Len joined NBC Connecticut in October of 2013. Previously, he worked for WFSB-TV in Hartford for 11 years, and was part of the station’s “I-Team” investigative unit, breaking a number of big stories, and receiving a number of awards for his efforts. Len has covered major news stories on the East Coast and New England for 25 years, including 9/11, numerous hurricanes and snowstorms; and major stories in Connecticut, including the violence in Newtown and at Hartford Distributors in Manchester, along with the arrest of Hartford’s mayor.
Len also worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, News12 Connecticut in Norwalk, and TV-34 News in Wall Township, New Jersey. He was born in New York City and grew up in northern New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1988 with a major in Economics.
When he’s not working, you will often find Len on the soccer field, where he coaches and plays. Len and his wife also support a number of community events, and the singing, dancing and acting exploits of their daughters, who perform on a variety of stages across Central Connecticut.