I'm Ben Bryant, an award-winning journalist and producer.
I specialise in original, exclusive stories and have worked on agenda-setting investigations for the BBC, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, VICE, the Guardian, the Independent, the Evening Standard, Channel 4's Dispatches, BBC Panorama, and others.
Right now, I'm a Senior Writer and Producer for BBC Three, working on long-lead stories.
In September I broke the story of a special police investigation into a multimillion-pound counterfeit Xanax operation for The Sunday Times Magazine. I revealed that it was the biggest dark net drugs bust the UK has ever seen in a special report for the BBC. Before that, I obtained the largest cache of acid attack data ever released by London police, which killed a pervasive myth about the majority of attacks being carried out by Asian migrants.
I was a Producer/Correspondent for VICE News and its nightly show on US network HBO from 2014-17, and before that I worked in newspapers, starting as a trainee at the Telegraph and working my way up to its 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 went through the interview of my career (so far!) probing a string of alleged murders in Kenya; and I made a film about the first human experiments with ketamine as a memory-weakening treatment for addiction.
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.
I won a Hugh Cudlipp award in 2012. I've also been a judge for ceremonies including the Amnesty Media Awards (2018).
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