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Benny Johnson

Viral Politics editor, BuzzFeed

Washington, D.C.

Benny Johnson is the Viral Politics editor at BuzzFeed. He is obsessed with the intersection of politicians, political issues and the social web. Benny works day-to-day on curating Washington’s complex political dialogue in a relatable, understandable manner for a younger, socially native audience. Most importantly, Benny works on creating highly shareable political content that will spread over the social web. Benny has a passion for youth engagement and political scoops. He has spoken to audiences all over the country on the topic of Viral Politics and the future of journalism. Benny previously as the Viral Politics editor at TheBlaze. He has covered two presidential elections, U.S. Congress and numerous national political events. Benny Johnson is based out of D.C. and is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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