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Editor-in-Chief at BuzzFeed

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 Ben Smith Biography

Ben Smith joined BuzzFeed as Editor-in-Chief in January 2012. He is responsible for overseeing and expanding editorial coverage and producing original content for the first true social news organization. Prior to BuzzFeed, Smith was senior political writer for POLITICO from 2007 to 2011, where he wrote a daily blog that Time Magazine named as one of the "Five Essential Blogs in 2010."

In 2008, Smith covered the Democratic presidential primary, with a focus on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Before POLITICO, he wrote a column and a blog for the New York Daily News. He also started New York’s first political blog, The Politicker, for the New York Observer, as well as the political site, Room Eight, after working as City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Sun.

Smith has written for many leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The New York Post, The New Republic, Legal Affairs, Reason and In These Times.

Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a degree in Linguistics. He was born and raised in Manhattan, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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Ben Smith

Editor-in-Chief at BuzzFeed

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Ben Smith Biography

Ben Smith joined BuzzFeed as Editor-in-Chief in January 2012. He is responsible for overseeing and expanding editorial coverage and producing original content for the first true social news organization. Prior to BuzzFeed, Smith was senior political writer for POLITICO from 2007 to 2011, where he wrote a daily blog that Time Magazine named as one of the "Five Essential Blogs in 2010."

In 2008, Smith covered the Democratic presidential primary, with a focus on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Before POLITICO, he wrote a column and a blog for the New York Daily News. He also started New York’s first political blog, The Politicker, for the New York Observer, as well as the political site, Room Eight, after working as City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Sun.

Smith has written for many leading publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, The New York Post, The New Republic, Legal Affairs, Reason and In These Times.

Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with a degree in Linguistics. He was born and raised in Manhattan, and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.

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  • BuzzFeed's Ben Smith at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Fall ...
  • BuzzFeed's Ben Smith Says He Only Hires Great Reporters - YouTube
  • Ben Smith on Meet the Press: For @Buzzfeed, #Twitter is the Front ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Ben Smith?

    Booking fees for Ben Smith, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Smith, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Smith?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Smith for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Smith for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Smith or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Smith or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ben Smith is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Smith for your event is available upon request. Ben Smith generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Danah Boyd, Dennis Crowley, Alexis Ohanian, Neil Blumenthal and Rachel Haot. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Smith for an upcoming event.

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  • BuzzFeed's Ben Smith at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Fall ...
    BuzzFeed's Ben Smith Says He Only Hires Great Reporters - YouTube
  • Ben Smith on Meet the Press: For @Buzzfeed, #Twitter is the Front ...

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