Ben Casselman is a reporter for The New York Times, where he covers economics and other business topics. Ben specializes in stories involving data and frequently collaborates with the Times’s graphics desk on stories that blend data visualization and traditional reporting.
Before joining the Times in 2017, Ben served as chief economics writer for the data-journalism web site FiveThirtyEight, where he contributed to award-winning projects on criminal sentencing, gun deaths and the 2016 presidential election.
Prior to that, Ben was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2011 for his coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and was part of a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
A graduate of Columbia University, Ben began his career as a reporter for the Salem (Mass.) News. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.