Wil Cruz

News Editor @wilcruz365 wcruz@dnainfo.com

Wil Cruz is a news editor at DNAinfo.

Wil joins DNAinfo after years of experience in print and online journalism. He has covered the NYPD, the FDNY and the Department of Correction for the New York Daily News, and education, among other areas, for Newsday. Most recently, Wil worked at Fox News Latino, where he covered U.S. Hispanic issues, including the changing demographics of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the city.

Wil grew up on the Lower East Side (before it was cool to live there, he likes to remind people). From there, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn (before it was….) and spent 10 years there. His work as a reporter has given him the chance to see — he believes, anyway — just about every street in the city.

Wil received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of New York, and did some graduate work in urban policy at the New School.

In his quest to live in every borough of the city, Wil now lives in Forest Hills, Queens. He is married and has a teenage daughter.

Fun fact: Wil has coached or refereed for a Lower East Side basketball league for middle schoolers for the last 25 years. He's sure they're all taller than him now (if they weren't already).

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

February 12, 2013

Woman Fatally Struck by 3 Train in Brooklyn, Officials Say

The victim was struck by a 3 train about 10:30 a.m. inside of the Utica Avenue Station, the FDNY said.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 22, 2013

Homeless Man Fatally Struck by Train at Times Square Station, Officials Say

The victim was struck by a Bronx-bound 2 train about 10 a.m. Tuesday, a fire spokesman said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

January 11, 2013

ABC News Employee Shot to Death in Brooklyn

Ivan Giovanettina, 41, was found with gunshot wounds on Macon Street, police and the network said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

December 11, 2012

Body of Man Discovered at First Avenue L Train Station

The investigation at the E. 14th St. station caused delays in both directions.

South Bronx »

December 4, 2012

Man Killed After Being Hit by Falling Machinery in Bronx

Tristan Mananghaya, 38, was killed at Grand Concourse and East 173rd Street in Claremont, officials said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 4, 2012

Man Killed by Q Train Was on Tracks for More Than a Minute, Source Says

Ki-Suck Han had been pushed onto the tracks by another man at the 49th Street station.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 4, 2012

Police Hunt Man Who Allegedly Pushed Straphanger Into Q Train's Path

Ki-Suck Han died after an unidentified man shoved him in front of a Q train at the 49th Street station.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 3, 2012

Man Dies After Being Pushed in Front of Train at 49th Street, Officials Say

Ki-Suck Han, 58, was hit by a Q train at the 49th Street station at Seventh Avenue, authorities said.