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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.


 
Greenwich Village & SoHo »

April 17, 2015

SushiSamba Owners Stiffed Early Investor Out of Millions, Lawsuit Claims

Brian Johnson claims he wasn't given equal ownership after investing $1 million to expand the business.

Queens Village, Hollis & St. Albans »

April 16, 2015

Man Stabbed to Death in Broad Daylight on Residential Queens Street: NYPD

Police found the man in front of a home at 116-15 230th Street in Cambria Heights on Thursday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

April 15, 2015

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested in Gramercy Bar Rape

Rodney Stover, who has prior arrests for rape, was arrested and charged Wednesday. 

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

April 15, 2015

VIDEO: Officer Under Investigation After Shoving Protester at Demonstration

Elsa Waithe injured her ribs after being shoved into a metal railing, her friend told DNAinfo New York.

Downtown »

April 15, 2015

42 People Arrested as Police Brutality Protest Shuts Down Brooklyn Bridge

Two NYPD officers were also injured in the protests against recent police-involved killings. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 13, 2015

81-Year-Old Arrested After Killing Granddaughter's Boyfriend, NYPD Says

Nicholas Diaz, 81, killed Kevin Rivera during a domestic dispute in Bushwick, police said.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 3, 2015

Pedestrian Struck and Seriously Hurt in Upper East Side, FDNY Says

The woman was hit near Second Avenue and East 77th Street, witnesses say.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

April 2, 2015

Man Connected to Subway Bomb Plotters Hit With Terror Charges in Brooklyn

Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh traveled to Pakistan with the man who trained Najibullah Zazi, the feds said.