Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg bfractenberg@dnainfo.com

Ben Fractenberg is a general assignment reporter for DNAinfo.

Ben left a career in the nonprofit world in 2008 to join the lucrative field of news reporting. After attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ben joined the ranks of DNAinfo, quickly establishing himself as a crime and breaking news reporter.

Ben’s nonprofit work included working for Public Allies, where he helped develop young leaders for a career in public service, and at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where he ensured fair representations of the LGBT community in the media.

When not immersed in the media world, Ben loves to spend his time exploring New York City. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend, who mostly puts up with his addictions to the news and to arcane music trivia.

Fun Fact: Ben’s first car was a bright orange 1978 Dodge Omni. Needless to say, this did not improve his situation with the ladies in high school.


 
Bayside & Douglaston »

March 25, 2015

Police Looking for Couple in Two Separate Queens Robberies: NYPD

The pair robbed two woman on the street earlier in March. 

Midtown & Theater District »

March 25, 2015

Three Men Arrested for St. Patrick's Day Fight

The men were caught on video attacking two teens outside a midtown pub. 

Midtown & Theater District »

March 20, 2015

13 Subway Lines Slated for Service Changes This Weekend

The 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, N, Q and S lines will all be impacted. 

South Bronx »

March 20, 2015

Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing Over Sneakers in Bronx

Police arrested Michael Crocker, who allegedly killed his girlfriend's son Tuesday.

Harlem »

March 20, 2015

Suspected Supermarket Shooter Was Freed by Judge After Earlier Guilty Plea

Justice Charles Solomon released the man after he pleaded guilty to a 2013 attempted murder.    

Midtown & Theater District »

March 19, 2015

Toys 'R' Us Could Be Leaving Times Square Next Year, Broker Says

The toy store decided not to renew the lease at its flagship location, the building's realtor said. 

South Bronx »

March 18, 2015

Man Stabs Girlfriend's Son to Death in Fight Over Sneakers, Police Say

Malcolm Jacob, 20, was found dead in his mother's home on Merriam Avenue.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

March 17, 2015

Elderly Woman Struck and Killed by a Car in East Elmhurst, Police Say

The woman was crossing Astoria Boulevard Tuesday afternoon when the Nissan hit her, police said.