Ben Lawson

Ben Lawson

Ben Lawson

Digital Content Producer

Ben is a Missouri native who received a mass media degree from Northwest Missouri State University. When he isn't at Newsy he is playing video games or snobbishly debating movies and music.

Recent Work
A firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed Sept. 11, 2001.

House Passes Bill That Would Allow 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia

Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics.

Ryan Lochte Gets A 10-Month Ban For That Thing He Did In Rio

Ammon Bundy, the leader of an anti-government militia, preapres to speak to the media on January 5, 2016 near Burns, Oregon.

The Trial For The Oregon Occupiers Is Shaping Up To Be Bizarre

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 31: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally on August 31 in Arizona.

Trump's Military Endorsements Come With A Few Controversial Characters

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after a meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill on Nov. 3, 2015.

Paul Ryan Blasts Pentagon Memo About 'Attacking' Defense Spending Bill

Solar panels are installed on many homes in a neighborhood.

SolarCity Thinks It Can Replace 5 Million Roofs With 'Solar Shingles'

A Wal-Mart greeter waits to welcome new customers to a Walmart store in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Walmart Is Eliminating 7,000 Office Jobs Across The US

A statue of John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University, sits before Healy Hall on the school's campus on August 15, 2006.

Georgetown Is Trying To Make Up For Its Past Ties To Slavery

Bill Nye speaks onstage during the 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City.

Bill Nye Is Saving The World With His Own Netflix Series

The International Space Station in orbit above Earth.

NASA's DNA Sequencer Could Be A 'Game Changer' For Long-Term Missions

Donald Trump and Huma Abedin

Trump Alludes To A Theory That Huma Abedin Has Islamist Ties

Former Twitter CEO Evan Williams is seen silhouetted against a screen as he shows off Twitter's website.

Can This Strategy Finally Make Twitter Competitive With The Big Dogs?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to voters in South Carolina.

Why Are These Democrats Keeping Their Distance From Hillary Clinton?

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly speaks onstage during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.

How A Fake News Story About Megyn Kelly Wound Up Trending On Facebook

he seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquaters March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC.

FBI: Brittanee Drexel Was Likely Sexually Assaulted Before Death

The Albuquerque community held a memorial birthday party for a 10-year-old girl who was raped and killed last week.

Community Holds Birthday Party In Honor Of Slain 10-Year-Old Girl

Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Kanye West have a all agreed to exclusive streaming deals.

Spotify Says No, It Doesn't Punish Artists Who Give Exclusives

The University of Chicago says it won't support "safe spaces" to protect students from ideas they disagree with.

University Of Chicago: You Won't Find Any 'Safe Spaces' Here

The Knightscope K5 is a robotic security guard.

The Next Step In Crime Fighting: Robot Security Guards

Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower.

Donald Trump Could Still Capitalize On Voters In Israel

Police say Zachary Gilbert, 21, shot and killed his roommate.

Man Suspected Of Murder May Have Tweeted His Intentions

North Korea just launched a dedicated video streaming device called "Manbang."

North Korea Just Launched The Worst Netflix Clone Ever

Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach attends the 2016 Forbes Women's Summit.

ABC's Amy Robach Apologizes For Using Racial Slur On The Air

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with aide Huma Abedin.

Did A Top Clinton Aide Really Work At A Radical Muslim Journal?

Caster Semenya of South Africa leads the field during the women's 800-meter final in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

How This Olympian's Medical Condition Became A Controversy

Dissatisfaction with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has created an opportunity for third parties.

A Third Of Americans Are Considering A Third-Party Candidate

Hulk Hogan gestures to the audience during his Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.

How Hulk Hogan (And Peter Thiel) Brought Down Gawker

A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his "segregation cell" back at the Adelanto Detention Facility in Adelanto, Calif.

The Justice Department Plans To Stop Using Private Prisons

The modified Volvo XC90, which will make up a fleet of semi-autonomous Uber vehicles.

Uber Is Testing Its Self-Driving Cars With Passengers In Pittsburgh

An artist's concept shows a SpaceX Crew Dragon docking with the International Space Station.

SpaceX And Boeing Are Officially Setting Up Shop On The ISS