CoinDesk hires former CNBC reporter Bennington
Ash Bennington has been hired by CoinDesk as its first-ever markets lead reporter.
CoinDesk is the most prominent dedicated cryptocurrency news website.
His work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, TheStreet.com, Business Insider, ZeroHedge, Yahoo Finance and numerous other publications.
“Ash joins CoinDesk at a time when there is a real gap in mainstream reporting on cryptocurrencies and digital assets as an asset class,” said Pete Rizzo, editor for CoinDesk in a statement. “In this way, we believe Ash will be an asset to our publication, and to the wider community as it seeks to navigate a fast-moving monetary movement.”
Bennington was also an early contributor to CNBC’s NetNet news team, where he was early and influential in helping the company develop a strategy for the internet when it was then an uncertain early technology.
“I’m very excited to join the team at CoinDesk,” Bennington said in a statement. “The depth of knowledge, experience and technical skill at CoinDesk is simply unparalleled at any news organization now covering the cryptocurrency space.”