Ben Smith


Birthday November 4, 1976

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 47 years old

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Political journalist and blogger who became the editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed in December of 2011.

Before Fame

His first gig in journalism was as a crime beat reporter for The Indianapolis Star. He graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a BA summa cum laude.


He has worked for The Baltic Times, Wall Street Journal Europe, New York Sun, New York Observer, the Politicker, the Daily Politics, Room Eight and Politico.

Family Life

He was born and raised in NYC to attorney Robert S. Smith and mother, Dian G. Smith. He married Latvian writer Liena Zagare in 2002; they have three children.

Associated With

He was a colleague of Jonathan Steinberg at BuzzFeed.