Civil Beat Staff

Ben Angarone

Ben Angarone is a reporting intern for Civil Beat. He recently earned a master’s degree at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, focusing on politics and writing his magazine-length thesis on a virtual cryptocurrency community.

This summer, Ben will write about Hawaii’s elections.

Ben was born in New Jersey and earned his bachelor’s degree at Princeton. He bounced between different STEM majors before landing on politics, and decided to pursue journalism senior year during a covid-driven virtual semester. Ben wrote feature stories for the Daily Princetonian, chronicling how communities adjusted to the pandemic.

In college, Ben led backpacking orientation trips along the East Coast, bringing unsuspecting frosh face-to-face with bears, rocky inclines and cheesy campfire songs. His eternal fun fact is that he used to operate rollercoasters at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Ige Signs Minimum Wage Increase, Tax Refund Bills Into Law Kuʻu Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

Ige Signs Minimum Wage Increase, Tax Refund Bills Into Law

The wage will increase to $18 by 2028, while many Hawaii taxpayers will get one-time checks for $300.

Economy And Housing Are Center Stage In Hot Oahu Senate Race

Economy And Housing Are Center Stage In Hot Oahu Senate Race

Carol Fukunaga hopes to defeat upstart Ian Ross in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Senate District 11.