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WSJ hires Solomon as senior video correspondent

January 3, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Ben Solomon

The Wall Street Journal has hired Ben C. Solomon as the new senior video correspondent.

A veteran international correspondent, Ben has covered nearly every major conflict and humanitarian crisis of the past decade, including the wars in Libya, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine.

He is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, a four-time Emmy winner and a three-time Livingston Award finalist.

Ben started his career at The New York Times before moving to Egypt in 2011 to work as a freelancer, covering the uprisings in Egypt, Libya, and Syria. He spent nine years as the New York Times’ first international multimedia correspondent, based in Cairo, Istanbul, Nairobi, and Bangkok.

Later, he was the inaugural filmmaker-in-residence for “Frontline” on PBS before joining Vice News in 2020. In 2022, he was one of the first Western journalists to interview Volodymyr Zelensky in a hidden bunker during the opening weeks of the invasion.

“In his new role at WSJ, Ben will be essential to further elevating our on-the-ground reporting and video journalism,” said Amanda Wills, head of video.

Solomon will be based in New York City.

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