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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 BooksTheBlaze’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 ProgramPat & 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 BooksConservative ReviewGatestone InstituteThe HillLibrary 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 AlgemeinerAmerica with Eric BollingAmerican ThinkerThe Andrew Klavan ShowThe Ben Shapiro ShowBoldTV, The Buck Sexton ShowClearcut with Michelle MakoriConservative HQThe Daily CallerThe Daily WireThe Drudge ReportThe Ezra Levant ShowFox News Channel’s “Fox @ Night,” The Hill’s “Rising’”HotAirThe Ingraham AngleInstapunditThe Jeff Katz ShowJihad WatchThe Lars Larson Show, Legal InsurrectionThe Ledger ReportLibrary of Law & LibertyThe Mark Levin ShowMark Steyn OnlineMosaic MagazineThe New CriterionNewsmax NowOff the Cuff Declassified with John CardilloOverlawyeredPowerlineRealClearBooksRealClearMarkets, RealClearPoliticsThe Rush Limbaugh ShowThe Savage NationThe Sam Sorbo ShowStacy on the RightSteve Deace ShowTipping Point with Liz WheelerTownhallWashington ExaminerWashington Free BeaconWilkow!The Wilkow Majority and elsewhere

Mr. Weingarten received a B.A. in Economics-Political Science from Columbia University.