Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) is the Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media, a media consulting and publication services firm he launched in 2015 to help like-minded individuals, organizations and institutions achieve their strategic goals and objectives — namely advancing principles of individual liberty, limited government and a strong national defense. Since launching the firm, Mr. Weingarten has worked with a variety of clients on tasks and initiatives including conducting extensive research on economics, foreign policy and politics in connection with the research and/or ghostwriting of several books on behalf of New York Times bestselling authors in the political space, leading the editorial and research effort for Speaker Newt Gingrich’s “Defending America” on-demand educational video series, creating compelling digital content including launching and hosting a podcast and video series for Encounter Books, crafting talking points and ghostwriting op-eds for several prominent public figures including Georgette Mosbacher and conducting market research for one of Wall Street’s leading and longest-running investment publications, among other engagements.
Prior to forming ChangeUp Media, Mr. Weingarten was an Editor and Publishing Manager at TheBlaze. At TheBlaze, he wrote editorials on subjects such as economics, defense, politics and history; developed, launched and independently operated TheBlaze Books, TheBlaze’s books and ideas vertical; created, hosted and produced TheBlaze Books Podcast, featuring interviews with leading conservative and libertarian thinkers; drafted a nightly briefing memo incorporated into Glenn Beck’s programs; served as a frequent guest on the Glenn Beck Program, Pat & Stu and Pure Opelka shows; and assisted in all aspects of TheBlaze/Mercury Radio Arts’ publishing operations. Prior to joining TheBlaze, Mr. Weingarten spent several years in investment banking at a leading New York-based boutique, Centerview Partners, where he specialized in bankruptcies & restructurings.
Mr. Weingarten is a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. He writes and speaks extensively on matters of economics, national security/foreign policy and politics. He is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist and has contributed to outlets both in print and on camera including City Journal, The Claremont Review of Books, Conservative Review, Gatestone Institute, The Hill, Library of Law & Liberty, National Review, Newsmax, PJ Media, Washington Examiner and Zero Hedge. His work has been highlighted at American Thinker, The Andrew Klavan Show, BoldTV, The Buck Sexton Show, Conservative HQ, The Daily Caller, The Daily Wire, The Drudge Report, The Hill, HotAir, Instapundit, Jihad Watch, Legal Insurrection, Library of Law & Liberty, The Mark Levin Show, Mark Steyn Online, Mosaic Magazine, The New Criterion, Overlawyered, RealClearBooks, RealClearMarkets, RealClearPolitics, Steve Deace Show, Washington Examiner, Washington Free Beacon and elsewhere.
Ben was also previously selected as a Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Mr. Weingarten received a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.