Benjamin Cohen

Founder & CEO

PinkNews

Benjamin is the founder and Chief Executive of PinkNews, the world’s most-read LGBT+ publisher. Between 2006 and 2012, Benjamin combined running PinkNews with his role as Business and Technology Correspondent for Channel 4 News. Benjamin left Channel 4 in 2012 to concentrate on the global growth of PinkNews – now reaching nearly 20m unique visitors every month. In 2018, PinkNews became the first ever LGBT+ publisher on Snapchat Discover, and also received a €300,000 grant from Google’s Digital Newsroom Initiative Fund.

Outside of his business life, Benjamin is a non-executive director and trustee of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning disability NGO Humanity & Inclusion. Benjamin also chaired Out4Marriage, the successful cross-party campaign for same-sex marriage in England and Wales.