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Steve Benen

Born: May 15, 1973

Birthplace: Miami

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Steve Benen

Date of Birth : May 15, 1973
Birth Place : Miami

Steve Benen is an American political writer and blogger, an MSNBC contributor, and a producer for The Rachel Maddow Show. From August 2008 to January 2012, Benen was the lead blogger for the Washington Monthly's "Political Animal" blog. He was the publisher of the political blog The Carpetbagger Report for five years and was the lead editor of's Blog Report. Benen's articles and op-eds have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, The Huffington Post, and the New York Daily News. He has been a contributor to Talking Points Memo, Crooks and Liars, The Guardian, AlterNet, Political Wire, and Seven Days. He has been a guest on several radio and television programs, including NPR’s Talk of the Nation, MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC’s The Ed Show, MSNBC's Martin Bashir, MSNBC's Live with Thomas Roberts, Current TV's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Air America Radio’s The Sam Seder Show, and XM Radio’s POTUS ‘08. In July 2009, The Atlantic named Benen one of the top 50 most influential political commentators in the United States.


  • Writer
  • Television producer
  • Commentator

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  • Steven Benen
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