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.


 
Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 30, 2014

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near Columbia University, Officials Say

The woman was followed into her 113th Street building, according to school safety officials.  

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 29, 2014

2 Brooklyn Men Indicted For Manslaughter After Drunk Driving Death, DA Says

Richard Roman-Santos and Gerrard Herbert were both indicted after the death of a female passenger. 

Astoria & Long Island City »

October 29, 2014

Cement Truck Hits and Kills Pedestrian in Astoria, Police Say

The man was crossing Northern Boulevard when the truck hit him. 

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

October 28, 2014

Student Chokes to Death at Cobble Hill School, Officials Say

A student at 184 Baltic St. choked and was taken to Methodist Hospital where she died, officials said.

East New York & Brownsville »

October 27, 2014

Police Extradite Suspect From Mexico for Killing of East New York Man

Christian Morales was charged with stabbing Carlos Santos in the head on Liberty Avenue in June. 

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 27, 2014

5-Year-Old Bronx Boy Tests Negative For Ebola, Officials Say

The boy developed a fever after returning from Guinea on a family trip, authorities said.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

October 27, 2014

8-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed by Car Outside Bronx School, Police Say

Two 8-year-old girls and four adults were struck when a car jumped the curb outside P.S. 307 Friday. 

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

October 27, 2014

Man Killed By NYPD After Hatchet Attack Was Homegrown Terrorist, Police Say

Zale H. Thompson, 32, took inspiration from terrorist websites for his attack on police, the NYPD said