Ben Relles is Head of Unscripted Programming for YouTube Originals. In this role, Ben oversees development of new shows from some of YouTube's top talent, including YouTube Red Originals from PewDiePie, Buzzfeed and Rhett & Link. Prior to joining the YouTube Originals team, Ben served as Global Head of Creative Strategy at YouTube, advising channels on how to build loyal audiences and create break-out hit series.
Ben came to YouTube from Next New Networks where he was Vice President of Programming and launched networks including the popular group of Vsauce channels which have over 1 billion views. Ben began working in online video as the creator of the comedy network Barely Political, which has over 2.5 billion views. Prior to that Ben spent four years working at Omnicom at agencies including BBDO and TBWA. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business and currently lives in Los Angeles.