Ben Standig has been a key member of CSNwashington, covering a wide range of local and national sports since joining the site in June 2010.
Standig serves as Wizards correspondent, having covered the team extensively throughout the past two seasons including the team's appearance in the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League. He also contributes as NCAA Insider, working as the beat writer covering the Georgetown Hoyas along with storylines involving University of Maryland football and basketball, George Mason, George Washington, American and programs throughout the greater Washington and Baltimore area. In addition, Standig handles coverage of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Washington Mystics and Citi Open and has previously contributed to the site's reporting of the Redskins, Nationals and Marine Corps Marathon.
A veteran reporter, Standig also contributes regularly for Associated Press, USA Today, Washington Post Express and MLB.com. The greater D.C. area native's work has appeared in several national newspapers, publications and websites including The Baltimore Sun, Birmingham News, Wilmington News Journal, Baton Rouge Advocate, Sports Xchange, Rotoworld and SBNation.
Standig 's other writing and journalist experience includes serving as lead writer and podcast host for FFToolbox.com and as columnist for Patch.com. In 2012, he took first place in the Huddle Report's NFL mock draft contest and has the third highest mock draft average over the last five years among all participants. Mel Kiper Jr. ranks fifth.