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.

Downtown »

September 2, 2015

The summer saw the lowest numbers of homicides and shootings in more than 20 years, police said. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 1, 2015

The worker fell at a job site at East 76th Street and First Avenue Tuesday afternoon, officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

September 1, 2015

The woman went into labor while traveling through the tunnel from Hoboken. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 31, 2015

Ruth lived at 345 W. 88th St. toward the end of his Yankees career. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 30, 2015

Shelters were overflowing with cats and kittens at the start of the summer, officials say.

Sheepshead Bay & Marine Park »

August 28, 2015

Ramon Cooper shot and killed Darnell Warren in Sheepshead Bay on Wednesday, according to police. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 27, 2015

Flames and smoke were seen pouring out of the top of 203 E. 13th St. Thursday afternoon. 

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

August 26, 2015

The collision happened on Ditmas Avenue Wednesday afternoon.