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Geoff Bennett, Photo Credit: Johnny Shryock

Geoff Bennett (Credit: Johnny Shryock)

Geoff Bennett joined NY1 / Time Warner Cable News in June 2013 as a political reporter based in Washington, D.C.

He covers the White House, Supreme Court and Congress, while also reporting enterprise stories of interest to the network’s viewers in New York City, upstate New York, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Kentucky.

Watch Geoff’s recent reporting.

In June, Geoff’s interview with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made national headlines after McConnell called into question Donald Trump’s credibility as a presidential candidate. 

In March, Geoff scored an exclusive interview with the famed attorney advising Apple during its standoff with the Justice Department over iPhone access.

In December 2015, Geoff was the first to report that House leaders ended their stalemate over funding health care for 9/11 responders and that the legislation, known as the Zadroga Act, would be included in a crucial spending bill approved by Congress.

His in-­depth coverage of the 2014 North Carolina Senate race — the most expensive Senate contest in history — included a rare, exclusive interview with former Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole.

Geoff Bennett Sen. Mitch McConnell

Interviewing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Credit: Courtney Pence, NY1)

Geoff’s reporting and analysis is often heard on WUNC’s “The State of Things,” North Carolina’s leading public radio news program.

Geoff was previously editor of NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” where he was responsible for shaping the content and scope of the nationally broadcast, two-hour morning newsmagazine. During the 2010 midterm and 2012 presidential elections, he helped guide the program’s political coverage throughout the election cycles.

Geoff has also helped media organizations discover new points of connection to their audiences.

At ABC News, for instance, he was part of a small team that introduced new approaches to online video and social engagement in an era before YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were ubiquitous. That experience informed his work at AOL, a metrics-driven environment where he created new content franchises. Later, at NPR’s Los Angeles bureau, Geoff redeveloped an existing radio program to include a robust digital community. 

He co-founded a successful consulting firm that provides digital media solutions to a range of media and business clients.

Geoff is an honors graduate of Morehouse College. 

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Covering the 2013 federal government shutdown (Credit: Andrew Burton, Getty Images)

Experience:

» Senior Washington Reporter, NY1 | Time Warner Cable News
» Editor, NPR’s “Weekend Edition”
» Editor & Producer, NPR’s “News & Notes”
» Programming Manager & Reporter, AOL Television
» Associate Producer, ABC News


Affiliations:

» National Press Foundation Paul Miller Reporting Fellow
» Investigative Reporters and Editors
» Society of Professional Journalists
» National Press Club
» Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
» Regional Reporters Association
» National Association of Black Journalists

geoff.r.bennett@gmail.com