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Recent Work:
Billboard | New York Times | Rolling Stone | GQ | Forbes | MTV | ABC News | Apple Music |Teen Vogue | Good Morning AmericaPaper Magazine |  Genius |Vice i-D | EnRoute

Social Media (160k+ Followers as of Fall 2019):
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedInCameo | Last.fm

Jeff Benjamin is a 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 and expert for outlets like the New York TimesWashington PostWall Street JournalCNNUSA TodayTime, BBCAllureMTVThe 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 AmericaE! News, Inside Edition, FOX, BUILD Series, Entertainment TonightCheddarNY1, Extra and more. The 29-year-old has spoken on radio and podcasts for the New York Times’ ‘Popcast’ podcast, NPR ,‘Here & Now,’ Billboard’s Must-Hear Music podcastBarstool Sports and more.

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 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.

“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 is a K-pop expert.”
Billboard Senior Director of Music
Jason Lipshutz, 2018

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


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