Benjamin Custer graduated from the Stanford Graduate Program in Journalism in 2014. While at Stanford, he served as a copy editor, headline writer and occasional reporter for The Dish Daily, a tech news startup that is now part of The Stanford Daily. He received a Bachelor of Science in mass communications from Texas A&M University – Texarkana. While attending A&M, he worked as a copy editor and page designer for the Texarkana Gazette. He also served as a sports and feature columnist.