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BuzzFeed Announces Newsmaker Speaker Series “BuzzFeed Brews”

Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith Will Interview Senator Marco Rubio At First Event

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New York, January 28, 2013 – Social news leader BuzzFeed announced today it is launching a newsmaker speaker series where members of the BuzzFeed Politics team will interview Washington newsmakers in the nation's capital. Through this live event series, BuzzFeed will bring together its acclaimed political coverage rooted in the social online conversation and important figures in American government.

"Washington is again, post-election, the center of the political universe and the political conversation, and this speaker series really seemed like the next natural step for our strong Washington bureau. We want to create something new and a live conversation that's really built for and around the social web," said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief

BuzzFeed's Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton will emcee and Ben Smith will interview Senator Marco Rubio for the first event on Tuesday, February 5. BuzzFeed will livestream BuzzFeed Brews on YouTube and attendees and viewers and encouraged to live Tweet, give commentary or ask questions using #buzzfeedbrews on Twitter.

Proof Integrated Communications is the event sponsor.

Media Contact:

Ashley McCollum

BuzzFeed, Press Director



About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and social content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. BuzzFeed's technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in real-time with the hottest content of the moment. is growing rapidly and reaches more than 40 million monthly unique visitors. Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of BuzzFeed, is an MIT Media Lab grad who previously co-founded the Huffington Post. Ben Smith is its Editor-in-chief, Google alum Jon Steinberg is President and COO, and Huffington Post co-founder Kenneth Lerer serves as Executive Chairman.


Media are invited to attend and cover BuzzFeed's first BuzzFeed Brews as BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith interviews Senator Marco Rubio about politics, policy and your Twitter feed IRL.

Tuesday, February 5

Bar 201

201 Massachusetts Ave NE

7:00 – 9:00pm

Interview: 7:30 – 8:15p.

Drinks and appetizers on us.

Media are asked to RSVP to

If you are a photographer or TV network looking to send a camera, please request access by emailing

Space is extremely limited and standing room only so please RSVP as soon as possible to insure access.

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