Journalist Ben White Dead After 'Brief Illness': 'I’m Heartbroken,' Says Partner

Over the course of his career, the longtime journalist worked for Politico, CNBC and The New York Times

<p>x</p> Journalist Ben White


Journalist Ben White

Journalist Ben White has died, according to his partner.

“I’m heartbroken to tell you that Ben died on Saturday, June 1 after a brief illness,” his partner Sara announced in in a message to his X account on Tuesday, June 4.

“He loved his family, being a journalist, rooting for the Yankees and the Commanders and so much more. He’ll forever be in my heart and will be missed by so many,” she continued, adding a broken heart emoji.

Additional details about his cause of death have not yet been publicly shared.

White joined Politico in 2009, serving as their chief economic correspondent and author of the “Morning Money” column, where he regularly covered finance and public policy, per his bio on the news site.

<p>x</p> Journalist Ben White


Journalist Ben White

Before that, he worked as a Wall Street reporter for The New York Times, during which time he was honored with a Society of Business Editors and Writers award for his coverage of the financial crisis.

Additionally, he served as a Wall Street correspondent and U.S. Banking Editor at the Financial Times from 2005 to 2007 and had worked as a CNBC contributor since 2013.

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Following news of his death, a number of fellow journalists expressed their condolences via social media.

"What terrible news," CNN's Jake Tapper wrote in one social media tribute. "I'm so sorry."

“Ben was an outstanding reporter and human. We all looked up to him,” Brian Stelter added in another message.

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In a third tribute, Chuck Todd, chief political analyst for NBC News wrote, “I’m just at a loss for words. Ben’s a former Hotliner and was just, frankly, one of the good ones, both as a person and a journalist. I’m so so sorry for his family.”

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