Quick Facts of Benjamin Wittes

  • Full NameBenjamin Wittes
  • Net Worth$1 million
  • Date of Birth1969 /11 /05
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • NationalityAmerican
  • SpouseTamara Cofman Wittes
  • EducationOberlin College
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Facebook
  • HoroscopeScorpio

Benjamin Wittes is an American journalist based on issues of national security and law. More, he is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and co-founder and editor in chief of Lawfare.

Known for Lawfare Blog, Benjamin Wittes is a married man. Further, he is enjoying a jaw-dropping net worth of $1 million.

Who is Benjamin Wittes? Bio, Age, and Education

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Wittes was born on November 5, 1969, and currently at the age of 49. His birth sign is Scorpio. Further, he holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

He attended a Jewish day school in New York City. During his high school, he played the french horn and was pretty serious about that. Additionally, he has black belts in both taekwondo and aikido.

Upon graduation, he joined the Oberlin College just because he was a pretty serious musician, and there’s an excellent conservatory of music there. However, the things turned out to be irrelevant after he had a bad facial injury in the summer of senior year. Unfortunately, he had surgery on jaw, and he never really played horn seriously again after that. His interest in journalism came later.

Benjamin Wittes Career

Wittes came up with a non-lawyer’s perspective to legal journalism, which is his primary pursuit. After a spell with the U.S. Justice Department and federal regulatory agencies for Legal Times, he served an editorial writer (1997–2006) for The Washington Post, concentrating on legal affairs.

Benjamin Wittes

Publications Wittes has written for including The New Republic as well as The Atlantic for which he wrote regular columns, and Wilson Quarterly, Slate, First Things, The Weekly Standard, and Policy Review.

On January 28, 2017, in a post on Lawfare, he reacted to Executive Order 13769, Wittes described the Trump administration as “malevolence tempered by incompetence.” This report received widespread attention and re-use, including its being featured in a New York Times op-ed by Paul Krugman.

Currently, he is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, where Susan Hennessey, a Senior Fellow of National Security Law.

Is Benjamin Wittes married? Know His Wife

Wittes is married to Tamara Cofman. The couple met while in college and started dating since. After being in a relationship for a while, the two exchanged the wedding vows in a secret ceremony.

Benjamin Wittes and his wife, Tamara Cofman Wittes

Likewise, his wife is an American writer and public figure who is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

However, there is no information about their children. It seems that the couple enjoys their personal like a low key.

How Much Is Benjamin Wittes Net Worth in 2019?

As of 2019, Wittes has an estimated net worth around $1 million. According to the source, the average salaries for Brookings Institution Senior Fellow is $210,669. Additionally, he earns a decent sum from co-hosting the Rational Security podcast.

Benjamin Wittes

Furthermore, he has written several books: The Future of Violence, Detention and Denial, Law and the Long War, Confirmation Wars, and Starr, through which he must have accumulated a decent amount.


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