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.


 
Harlem »

January 27, 2015

Dog Missing 5 Months Rescued on Randall's Island During Snowstorm

Burt, a whippet, ran away from his Harlem home in August.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

January 27, 2015

30-Year NYPD Veteran Arrested for Driving Drunk During Snowstorm: NYPD

Joseph Mcauliffe was arrested after he crashed his vehicle in East Flatbush. 

Midtown & Theater District »

January 26, 2015

PHOTOS: Blizzard Bears Down on New York City

Workers and intrepid toursits braved the begining of a blizzard in New York on Monday.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

January 23, 2015

Team Brooklyn Takes on Team Bronx in Handball Rematch Saturday

The Brooklyn and Bronx borough presidents will each lead a team during a Brooklyn handball tournament.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 23, 2015

Pedestrian Struck Near Macy's Midtown Store

The person was hit just north of Herald Square. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

January 21, 2015

Street Gang Dispute Sparked Shooting That Wounded 2 Teens, Police Say

The incident occurred after a fight between the shooter and a 17-year-old student at the school.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 21, 2015

Police Search for Suspect in Fatal Stabing Inside a Deli Near Times Square

The man was found unconscious outside 213 W. 40th St. in Midtown, police said.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

January 21, 2015

VIDEO: Man Driving Porsche Shot and Killed in Broad Daylight Near Van Wyck

Derek Quattlebaum, 28, was shot by two gunmen Tuesday near the Van Wyck Expressway.