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, writing for CRTV’s “Wilkow!” program, creating compelling digital content including launching and hosting a podcast and video series for Encounter Books, as well as the Claremont Institute’s “American Mind” podcast, crafting talking points and ghostwriting op-eds for several prominent public figures including Amb. 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, and a Fellow at the Claremont Institute. He writes and speaks extensively on matters of national security/foreign policy and politics. In February 2020, he published his first book, American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party (Bombardier Books, 2020). Ben is a 2019 recipient of The Fund for American Studies’ Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship, under the auspices of which he is currently working on a book on U.S.-China policy and its bold transformation under the Trump administration. 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, OAN, PJ Media, Washington Examiner and Zero Hedge. Ben has seen his work highlighted at, and/or appeared on Algemeiner, America with Eric Bolling, American Thinker, The Andrew Klavan Show, The Ben Shapiro Show, BoldTV, The Buck Sexton Show, Clearcut with Michelle Makori, Conservative HQ, The Daily Caller, The Daily Wire, The Drudge Report, The Ezra Levant Show, Fox News Channel’s “Fox @ Night,” The Hill’s “Rising’”, HotAir, The Ingraham Angle, Instapundit, The Jeff Katz Show, Jihad Watch, The Lars Larson Show, Legal Insurrection, The Ledger Report, Library of Law & Liberty, The Mark Levin Show, Mark Steyn Online, Mosaic Magazine, The New Criterion, Newsmax Now, Off the Cuff Declassified with John Cardillo, Overlawyered, Powerline, RealClearBooks, RealClearMarkets, RealClearPolitics, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Savage Nation, The Sam Sorbo Show, Stacy on the Right, Steve Deace Show, Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler, Townhall, Washington Examiner, Washington Free Beacon, Wilkow!, The Wilkow Majority and elsewhere
Mr. Weingarten received a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.