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.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

March 27, 2015

Corey Johnson Tried to Call NYPD Brass While Getting Ticket, Bratton Says

The Chelsea councilman was given a summons for moving between subway cars Wednesday. 

Queens Village, Hollis & St. Albans »

March 27, 2015

Queens Man Fatally Shot During Robbery Orchestrated by His Girlfriend: NYPD

Natasha Mohabeer was arrested in connection to the murder of Michael Jonathan, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 26, 2015

Williamsburg Teen Scares Off Mother's Would-Be Rapist, Police Say

"I'm not going to play games with you," the suspect told the woman before the attack, police said.

Bayside & Douglaston »

March 25, 2015

Police Looking for Couple in Two Separate Queens Robberies: NYPD

The pair robbed two woman on the street earlier in March. 

Midtown & Theater District »

March 25, 2015

Three Men Arrested for St. Patrick's Day Fight

The men were caught on video attacking two teens outside a midtown pub. 

Midtown & Theater District »

March 20, 2015

13 Subway Lines Slated for Service Changes This Weekend

The 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, N, Q and S lines will all be impacted. 

South Bronx »

March 20, 2015

Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Stabbing Over Sneakers in Bronx

Police arrested Michael Crocker, who allegedly killed his girlfriend's son Tuesday.

Harlem »

March 20, 2015

Suspected Supermarket Shooter Was Freed by Judge After Earlier Guilty Plea

Justice Charles Solomon released the man after he pleaded guilty to a 2013 attempted murder.