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Billboard | New York Times | Rolling Stone | GQ | Forbes | NPR | Variety | ABC News | MTV |BUILD Series | Alternative Press | Apple Music | TIDAL | Teen Vogue | Good Morning AmericaPaper Magazine GeniusVice i-D | South China Morning Post | Billboard Korea | EnRoute

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Jeff Benjamin is an award-winning music and travel journalist based in New York City. In addition to his writing, his expertise on pop music—particularly in international music and his speciality as an expert in K-pop (Korean pop)—has been featured in and commissioned as a source for outlets like the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalCNNUSA TodayTime, BBC, Allure, Forbes, Pollstar, MTV, Money, NPR, The Fader, Yahoo!The Korea Times, The Korea Herald and more.

The Harlem journalist has made on-air appearances and hosted segments for CNN, Billboard, ABC NewsCBS, NBC, Good Morning America, Time, E! News, Inside Edition, FOX, BUILD Series, Entertainment TonightCheddarNY1, Extra and more. The 30-year-old has spoken on radio and podcasts for the New York Times’ ‘Popcast’ podcast, NPR ,‘Here & Now’ and ‘All Things Considered,’ Billboard’s Must-Hear Music podcastBarstool Sports and more.

“The leading American authority on K-pop.”
The New York Times, 2018

“You’re the perfect person to talk to us about K-pop.”
CNN, 2018

Jeff has been asked to share his expertise as an expert, journalist and consultant to speak at local and international events including SXSW, Comic-Con, and KCON in the United States, MU:CON, the Culture Communication Forum, the Korea Foundation’s Public Diplomacy Week and MBN Y Forums in South Korea, MIDEM in France, and more.

As of Summer 2019, he is currently acting as the international correspondent for We K-Pop, a K-pop variety show filmed in South Korea by KBS World that is aired weekly to more than 100 million viewers in 120 countries around the world. His weekly segments include an in-depth analysis on that week’s guest as well as a featured “Jeff’s Pick of the Week” and analyses on artists rising on the K-pop scene.

In January of 2020, Jeff was recognized with his first award as a journalist. The Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) named him winner of The Korea Image Stepping Stone Bridge Award for “his contribution to introducing K-pop artists to the world becoming a bridge between the artists and the global audience.”

“Reported about K-pop even before it started blowing up.”
Kim Shinyoung, Award-Winning Korean Entertainer and TV Host, 2019

“Just as famous as any other K-pop star among K-pop fans.”
Arirang TV, 2019

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