Paul DeBenedetto

Reporter/Producer @pauldebenedetto

Paul DeBenedetto is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Before coming to DNAinfo, Paul attended the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in urban reporting. His work has appeared online for NBC New York; in print for City Limits Magazine, the Queens Courier and amNY; and on radio for WBAI.

Paul is a lifelong New Yorker born on Staten Island, where he attended Wagner College and studied computer science. After graduating, he worked at a brokerage firm for five years before quitting to become a journalist.

He lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant with his wife and a cat named Charles.

Fun Fact: Paul collects Christmas LPs. The crown jewel of his collection is a first pressing of "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."

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.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

July 29, 2014

Here Are the Candidates for Brooklyn's 5 Vacant State Legislature Seats

The primary is Sept. 9 for seats that have been open almost all year.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 28, 2014

Second Victim Dies in Bed-Stuy Double Shooting

Donn Wynn, 34, died after 20 days in the hospital, police said. Tamecca Haskins, 32, died on July 6.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 28, 2014

Lack of Drivers Snags Lyft's NYC Launch

Lyft was unable to meet demand over the weekend, according to the company and an analysis of the app.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 28, 2014

'Fresh and Local' Bed-Stuy Grocery Will Take Over Popular Food Buying Club

Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local will take control of the food-buying club Bed-Stuy Bounty this summer.

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.

Downtown »

July 25, 2014

Lyft Reaches Deal With City and Will Launch Friday, Company Says

Lyft said it would abide by TLC regulations and state laws.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 24, 2014

Bed-Stuy Nonprofit Looks to Help Veterans Get Back on Their Feet

The Single Stop Veterans Initiative Program helps veterans find jobs and get benefits in Bed-Stuy.