Hello, and welcome to my website.


My name is Ben Trachtenberg and I’m a digital video journalist currently working as a PA at NBC News NOW, NBC’s OTT streaming news channel. I graduated in 2019 from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Much of my time at Northwestern was spent in the studio of the Northwestern News Network where I was a reporter and executive producer of a weekly political news and commentary show, Politicat.

As a journalist, I’m a storyteller at heart, and I’ve used the mediums of documentary filmmaking, digital video and broadcast production to tell a wide variety of stories. I’m also an amateur photographer, and I’ve dabbled in graphic and UX design.

I’ve intended this website to be an outlet for my current and past projects, and hopefully everyone can find something of interest within.