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Ben Jacobs joins JI to cover 2020

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Ronen Tivony

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, speaks at a campaign rally in Pasadena, California on May 31, 2019.

Ben Jacobs is joining Jewish Insider as a senior political reporter covering the 2020 presidential election. Ben previously covered the 2016 presidential election and the 2018 midterms for the Guardian.

Prior to that, Ben reported for the Daily Beast and has been published in outlets including The Atlantic, the New Republic and the Boston Globe. Ben is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has remained a loyal Orioles fan his entire life.

“We’re thrilled that Ben Jacobs will be reporting from the campaign trail for JI throughout the 2020 presidential election,” said Max Neuberger, the founder and publisher of Jewish Insider. “Ben knows the ins and outs of the campaign trail well and with his deep experience and strong insights, JI will now be in a position to deliver even stronger coverage of the race to our readers.”

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