Ben Relles is Head of Comedy and Unscripted Programming for YouTube Originals. In this role Ben oversees development of new content from some of YouTube's top talent, including the new YouTube Red Originals from CollegeHumor, PewDiePie, Lilly Singh and Matthew Patrick. 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 to date and started with Ben's viral hit I Got a Crush on Obama. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business and currently lives in Los Angeles.