National Security Reporter

From tracking Russian hackers to an apartment in Moscow to reporting on the ground from the war in Ukraine, Ben Makuch has been covering the national security beat for a decade. Beginning in 2016, he was a correspondent for Emmy award winning VICE News Tonight, until it’s final season late this year. A UNESCO World Press Freedom award winner, Makuch’s recent reporting on the global neo-Nazi terror group The Base, with an American leader based in Russia, set off a nationwide FBI crackdown that landed over a dozen of its members in jail on chilling charges as wide ranging as an assassination plot, to derailing trains, and plans for a mass shooting.