VP of MTV News Benjamin Wagner Just Performed In My Office

Turns out, when he’s not running MTV News, Benjamin Wagner writes and performs music. In fact, he’s already got a few indie albums out.

Benjamin took a break from breaking news and whatnot, and he came over for a visit just now. My meeting was ending, so Ben picked up a guitar and jammed for us. Check out Ben…

Here’s an original…

Untitled from Ross Martin on Vimeo.

Notice the sky in his guitar. We stole the guitar from Robin Katz, in our music department, who was working from home today.

Untitled from Ross Martin on Vimeo.

Download Benjamin’s music here

Check out Benjamin’s website here

Catch Benjamin live at the following upcoming shows:

Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York)
August 13th, 2009 – 9:00 pm

Iowa State Fair (Des Moines, Iowa)
August 16th, 2009 – 12:00 pm

Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York)
October 17th, 2009 – 5:00 pm





11 responses to “VP of MTV News Benjamin Wagner Just Performed In My Office”

  1. ohnoyoudidnot Avatar

    wow he is good, talent at MTV!!!

  2. kimberlee jonas Avatar
    kimberlee jonas

    great songs, sound good even in your office ross

  3. Marco Ziffrel Avatar
    Marco Ziffrel

    i've seen him on itunes and wondered if it's the same guy — i guess it is. never seen him perform liv but its the kind of music i would take my girlfriend too.

  4. Ashley Avatar

    i'm sad i missed this today!

  5. Swarmer 89 Avatar
    Swarmer 89

    nice job! did he only do 2 songs??

  6. Barb 9 Wire Avatar
    Barb 9 Wire

    he is fairly hot, hotter than i thought from someone in news, and almost as hot as sway lol lol TGIF

  7. @jasonrzepka Avatar

    *tight*! Ben is a true, midwestern, salt-of-the-earth Johnson. I wish I would have known about this party, I could have warmed up the crowd:

  8. Benjamin Avatar

    Bring her to next week's show!

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  10. Elizabeth Harper Avatar

    I think Benjamin totally rocks too both with and without a guitar… in addition to being a fine musician, he's just a really good person right down to his core.

  11. Stephanie Avatar

    That was way cool. Great job Ben!

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