Ben Brandstein

Fact Checker

Beverly Hills, CA

Ben Brandstein


Journalism, Creative Writing, Editing, Research


Sarah Lawrence College, New York University


  • Producer for "Climate 2020," a podcast about climate change and the 2020 election
  • Podcast producer for the New York Institute for the Humanities
  • Editorial assistant for Sterling Publishing


Ben is an experienced writer, proofreader, journalist, and podcast producer. While living in New York City, Ben received a Masters in Journalism at NYU and contributed content to multiple local news outlets including Gothamist and Bedford + Bowery. He has helped produce podcasts for The Years Project, the New York Institute for the Humanities, and more. Ben is particularly interested in issues relating to politics, climate change, and environmental justice.


Ben received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters in Journalism from New York University.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.