Makuch, Ben

Makuch, Ben

National Security Reporter, VICE, New York City

From interviewing ISIS members to being on the ground during a political assassination in Russia, Ben brings unprecedented access to many of the world’s most dangerous regions. Makuch made his name as one of the first journalists to make contact with several terror suspects who travelled to Iraq and Syria during the rise of the so-called Islamic State. Makuch has covered the war in Donbas extensively, both from the frontline and examining how Russia has deployed unprecedented cyberattacks on Ukrainian infrastructure.   

Makuch hosted the hit TV show Cyberwar on Hulu and VICEtv, an investigative documentary series examining the covert world of signals intelligence and hackers. He has since worked on the Emmy-award winning show VICE News Tonight on HBO, and Fringe Nation on VICEtv. Currently, Makuch has been covering the rise of domestic terrorism in the U.S. and exposing the inner workings of neo-Nazi terrorist groups.

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