Ben Anderson is a correspondent and producer for the multi-award-winning VICE on HBO weekly series. Anderson, who produced, filmed and wrote The Battle for Marjah, began his career as an undercover reporter; producing expos�s on topics as varied as funeral home abuses, the abuse of the mentally ill and civil war in Burma. He has presented numerous films and series for the BBC. Highlights include Holidays in the Axis of Evil (secret travels through six countries blacklisted by the U.S. State Department, including North Korea, Iraq and Iran), Taking on the Taliban (following a unit of British soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan), The Violent Coast (a series about the conflicts along the west coast of Africa), Frontline Football (chronicling four teams from war-torn nations as they try and qualify for the World Cup) and Slumdogs and Millionaires (exposing slave labor in Dubai.)
Anderson has spent the last eight years concentrating on the war in Afghanistan and has produced and presented many hard-hitting documentaries including The Battle for Marjah, for HBO, which won a History Makers Award, a Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Award and was a finalist for three Emmys. This Is What Winning Looks Like won the Prix Bayeux award, the Frontline Club award and was a finalist for the Rory Peck Award.
Anderson has also won Foreign Press and Rory Peck awards and was twice shortlisted for the Royal Television Society Young Journalist of the Year honor and Prix Europa prizes. In addition to writing articles for The New York Times, Esquire and GQ, Anderson's book about his experiences in the war-torn southern provinces of Afghanistan, No Worse Enemy, was published in March 2012, to critical acclaim. His e-book, The Interpreters, was published in 2015.
He is a senior producer and host for the Emmy-winning series VICE on HBO and is based in Brooklyn. His segments on the drug wars of Rio, the war in Yemen and the genocide in Sudan were part of the Emmy award-winning series VICE on HBO. His recent segments include a special called Fighting ISIS and cover a range of topics including the war in Syria, drug smuggling in Africa, the growing violence in Afghanistan and migrant Labor on the Trump International Golf Course in Dubai. He is the only journalist to have filmed undercover with the pro-democracy protesters in Bahrain, as they were tear gassed, shot, beaten and imprisoned.