While writing for The Times, Ben teamed up with columnist Joe Nocera on stories investigating the NCAA. Their efforts resulted in a co-authored book, “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA,” which explored the movement to reform college athletics.
Ben, a 2008 graduate of Ithaca College, has also worked as a press secretary to Rep. Mike Quigley from Chicago and helped launch a local online sports magazine, ChicagoSide Sports. Ben lives with his wife, attorney Samantha Swietlikowski, in Northwest DC.
Ben’s first day in the newsroom will be Sept. 4. Please join us in welcoming him.