Ben Sales is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Hartman Seminar & Writers Workshop for Journalists and reports on antisemitism and manages Israel coverage for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. From 2012 to 2016, he was based in Tel Aviv as JTA’s Israel correspondent, reporting on Israeli politics, culture and religion.
Ben worked as a researcher on “The New Jew,” an acclaimed 2021 Israeli documentary series about American Jewry. He has reported on Jewish affairs from 10 countries on four continents.
From 2009 to 2011, Ben was editor-in-chief of New Voices, a national Jewish student magazine. He is a Chicagoland native and lives in New York City with his wife and son.