I'm Ben Bryant, an award-winning journalist and producer.
I specialise in original, exclusive stories and access. I have worked on agenda-setting investigations for VICE, the BBC, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, the Evening Standard, Channel 4's Dispatches, BBC Panorama, and others.
For three years I worked as a Producer-Correspondent for VICE News and its nightly show on US network HBO (2014-17), and before that as a reporter on the Telegraph's award-winning investigations team (2011-14).
At VICE I was the first to expose an illicit global market for state surveillance tech in a year-long investigation; I undertook the interview of my life probing a series of murders in Kenya; and I directed a film about the first experiments with a new treatment that is hoped to one day erase memories that have become a burden.
As an investigative reporter at the Telegraph, I was part of the team that broke a series of Fifa corruption stories, exposed politicians in cash-for-access deals and worked undercover and overseas to bring home international scoops that led to nominations at the Paul Foot and British Journalism Awards.
This year, my first piece for the Sunday Times Magazine is a 4,000-word report revealing a police investigation into an audacious, multimillion-pound drugs operation focused on selling fake Xanax on the dark web. In my first piece for the BBC I obtained the largest cache of acid attack data ever released by London police, and killed a pervasive myth about Asian migrants.
I also write happily and regularly about music, theatre, TV and film, usually for the Telegraph and VICE.
My journalism won a Hugh Cudlipp award in 2012.
Want to talk and/or commission me for something?
Please do email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. My Twitter is here and my CV is on LinkedIn. Best to ask for PGP. Selected work is in the links on the left, and (almost) everything I've ever done is stored chronologically on Content.ly. If you work in TV, my Talent Manager profile is here.
I also offer consultancy services to organisations and production companies working on public-interest investigations. This is specialised advice on the logistics of and requirements for covert and long-lead investigations. I am experienced at working with lawyers to develop watertight proposals and advise on practical undercover protocols in the UK and abroad.
I also advise whistleblowers and journalists on best practice for protecting anonymity. I continue to work with many sensitive sources and have a clean record of protecting them. Please read this advice before getting in touch anonymously.