Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg

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.

South Bronx »

January 29, 2015

Boy Rescued From Ice on the Bronx River, FDNY Says

The boy wandered onto ice near Westchester Avenue. 

Midtown & Theater District »

January 28, 2015

Minor Train Derailment on Metro-North Causes Delays, No Injuries

The derailment occurred at Grand Central Station Wednesday afternoon.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

January 28, 2015

PHOTOS: Snow Cats and Other Winter Sculptures from Around New York City

Parents and kids made also made snowmen at Asphalt Green.

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.