Ben Makuch is an award winning national security reporter with VICE in New York City. In 2014, Makuch was in contact with several homegrown Islamic State militants from Canada. That reporting caught the attention of federal counterterrorism investigators who are trying to force Makuch to hand over all source materials connected to Farah Mohamed Shirdon, an alleged ISIS fighter from Calgary. Makuch refused and fought his case at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2018.
Makuch is currently the host of Cyberwar on VICELAND and Hulu, and has appeared as a correspondent on VICE News Tonight on HBO.