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.


 
Midtown & Theater District »

July 30, 2014

This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands

Dr. John, Jurassic 5 and John Legend are all playing in the city this week.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 30, 2014

VIDEO: Phone Store Workers Held at Gunpoint in Midtown

An employee of BC Wireless, near the Morgan Library, chased after the men, but lost them blocks away.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

July 30, 2014

Fugitive's Dog 'Lucky' Will Be Returned to Rightful Owner

The Lab lived with the sex offender, Charles Mozdir, killed in a Greenwich Village shootout on Monday.

Harlem »

July 30, 2014

Accused 'Molly' Dealer Charged in Electric Zoo Overdose Death

Patrick Morgan, 23, allegedly sold the drug to Jeffrey Russ before the 2013 festival. 

East New York & Brownsville »

July 29, 2014

3 Brothers Injured in East New York Fire, Police Say

A fire broke out in a fourth floor apartment in the Pink Houses Tuesday afternoon.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

July 28, 2014

Man Shot in Inwood Restaurant Early Sunday, Police Say

Police are looking for two men in the shooting at the 10th Avenue restaurant. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 27, 2014

NYPD Places Officer on Modified Duty After Video of Rough Arrest

Video shows an unidentified 81st Precinct officer pointing a gun into a man's face.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

July 25, 2014

Elderly Woman Struck and Killed by Car in Bath Beach Friday, Police Say

The 81-year-old woman was struck while crossing Bay 16th Street.