Ash Bennington

Ash Bennington

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Ash Bennington is a Senior Host and Crypto Editor at Real Vision, where he covers finance, investing, and economics, with a particular focus on blockchain and digital assets. Prior to joining Real Vision, he ran CoinDesk's market coverage. Ash was former CNBC Reporter with a special interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency, and served as Editor in Chief of Nouriel Roubini’s macroeconomics blog, Roubini EconoMonitor with Ash Bennington. Before becoming a journalist, he was a Vice President of e-Commerce at BB&T and Assistant Vice President and Technical Expert at Credit Suisse. His work has appeared in Forbes, Business Insider, ZeroHedge, TheStreet, The Observer, and Yahoo! Finance.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Ash wrote breaking news content,  providing articles on business and finance topics to more than six million unique users monthly.

  • He identified and developed key sources within the business, finance, technology, and political sectors.

  • He also researched and reported on emerging technology, trends in innovation, macroeconomic and microeconomic stories, and many more.


  • Ash was a Senior Editor at Roubini Global Economics, now Continuum Economics, a provider of independent macroeconomic, policy, and financial markets research.

  • He was Director of Strategic Technology and Innovation at MDC Partners, also serving as the firm's technology evangelist across the digital and tech spaces.

  • He was a Senior Product Manager at E*TRADE Financial, responsible for the development of the next-generation trading platform.

  • At BB&T, he managed all software development for web-based, fixed income e-commerce projects. 

  • At Credit Suisse, he managed the development of global production control policies and procedures.