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.

Fordham & Tremont »

May 29, 2015

Man in Critical Condition After Being Shot in Bronx Friday: FDNY

The shooting happened in Morris Heights Friday evening. 

South Bronx »

May 29, 2015

Man Punches 6-Year-Old Boy in Face in Bronx Laundromat: NYPD

The man tried to steal a woman's iPhone before punching her child in the face, police said. 

Morris Park & Parkchester »

May 29, 2015

Bronx Man Arrested for Rape and Robbery of Woman on Bronx Street: Police

Police charged Francisco DeLaRosa with raping the woman on Amethyst Street early Wednesday. 

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

May 28, 2015

2 People Hurt by Molotov Cocktail Thrown at Brooklyn Home, Police Say

The explosive was thrown at a Bensonhurst home early Thursday morning. 

Harlem »

May 28, 2015

Man Exposes Himself to Woman in Harlem Park, Police Say

The woman was walking through Morningside Park when the man came up behind her and lifted her skirt. 

Downtown »

May 28, 2015

Pharmaceutical Executive Sentenced to 18 Years for Poisoning Autistic Son

Jordan fed her 8-year-old son a tox mix of prescription pills inside the Peninsula Hotel in 2010. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

May 27, 2015

NYPD Cuts Down Tree After Truck Gets Trapped in Branches

Officials took down the tree after a delivery truck got stuck in its branches on Wednesday.

Borough Park & Midwood »

May 27, 2015

Child Rushed to Hospital After Falling out of Window in Brooklyn

The child fell from a third-story window in Borough Park Wednesday evening.