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.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

April 24, 2015

JFK Airport Cleaner Charged With Swiping 1,500 Tiny Liquor Bottles

Juanette Cullum allegedly stole the booze, laptops and iPads while cleaning airplanes. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

April 24, 2015

8-Year-Old Harlem Chess Whiz Plays Surgeon Who Helped Fix His Eyesight

Sami Uyanik suffered a rare eye disorder that caused him to see double. 

Soundview & Castle Hill »

April 24, 2015

Bronx Drug Dealers With Ties to Mexican Cartel Busted in Sting

The drug operation allegedly sold pounds of heroin and cocaine in the northeast. 

East New York & Brownsville »

April 23, 2015

Police Release Video of Daylight Shooting in Brooklyn

Steven McKoy, 30, was shot and killed on Jamaica Avenue Sunday. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 23, 2015

Police Investigating Man Found Dead Inside Pierre Hotel

Davis Evans, 29, was found unconscious in his hotel room Thursday morning, the NYPD said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

April 23, 2015

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch Confirmed as Attorney General

The Senate voted Thursday to approve Lynch's confirmation.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

April 23, 2015

Video: Bouncing Baby Baboon Debuts at Bronx Zoo

Visitors can see the young gelada at the Africa Plains section of the zoo. 

East New York & Brownsville »

April 22, 2015

Pit Bull Attacks Police Horse in East New York, Police Say

A mounted officer was heading back to the 75th Precinct when the dog attacked his horse.