Ben Smith Biography
Ben Smith is an eminent American journalist who currently serves as co-founder at Semafor, a global news organization he founded in early 2022 with Justin Smith. Previously, Smith served at The New York Times as a media columnist. Prior to that, Ben served from 2011 to 2020 at BuzzFeed News as Editor-in-Chief.
The Age of Ben Smith
Ben was born in New York, United States on November 4, 1976. He is 45 years old.
Height of Ben Smith
Smith stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches (About 1.72 m).
Ben Smith Education
He attended the prestigious Trinity School (New York City) on the Upper West Side for his high school graduation. Ben later attended and graduated from Yale University earning a BA in 1999, where Ben wrote for both The New Journal and The Yale Herald.
Ben Smith Family
He was born and raised by his caring parents, Dian (née Goldston) and attorney Robert S. Smith on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. His mother was Jewish and a Democrat while his father served as a Conservative and Christian. Ben perfectly admired his grandfather, who served as a novelist and also wrote fiction about both Tommy John and Mickey Muddle, and his grandmother served as a Mark Twain scholar.
Husband Ben Smith
Ben is happily married since 2002 to his beautiful wife named Liena Zagare. The duo and their three children live in Brooklyn.
Salary Ben Smith
Ben’s average salary is $88,461 per year. This is according to the salaries of Semafor presenters and reporters.
Ben Smith Net Worth
Smith has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Ben Smith Semaphore
He currently works as a co-founder at Semafor, a global news organization he founded in early 2022 with Justin Smith. Previously, Ben served at The New York Times as a media columnist. Prior to that, Ben worked from 2011 to 2020 for BuzzFeed News as Editor-in-Chief.
His first professional reporting job was at The Indianapolis Star on the crime beat. Later, Smith also began reporting for the Wall Street Journal Europe (until 2001) and moved to Latvia to take up a position at The Baltic Times.
He has also written for The New York Observer from 2003 to 2006, The New York Sun from 2002 to 2003, and the New York Daily News from 2006 to 2007.
In January 2020, he was named media columnist for The New York Times, replacing Jim Rutenberg. On May 17, 2020, he published an article titled “Is Ronan Farrow too good to be true?”.
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