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William Gorta

Senior Editor @wjgorta wgorta@dnainfo.com

Before joining DNAinfo, William Gorta was the Brooklyn state courts reporter for the New York Post

During his 11 years at the Post, he worked as a general assignment reporter, night rewrite and crime editor.  Before joining the paper, he spent 20 years in the NYPD, retiring in 2000 as a captain. 

While he was a lieutenant, he was the ranking officer on the COMPSTAT development team. While serving on the NYPD, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Literature/Writing from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. 

William won a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Public Administration and spent the 1997-1998 academic year in the United Kingdom.

He graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001.  A native of Rosedale, Queens, he has three children. He lives on the Upper East Side.
 
Fun Fact:  The first time William cried in front of his wife and children was when the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994.

New York City »

November 6, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg said DSNY may skip one weekly pickup so crews can continue with emergency debris removal.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

September 22, 2012

Three men tried to rob a Subway restaurant on Boston Road in Baychester on Sept. 19, 2012, cops said.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

September 22, 2012

Three men stole a TV and jewelry from a residence on Seymour Avenue in Pelham Gardens on Sept. 7, 2012.

Downtown »

September 22, 2012

A woman was sexually assaulted in the Hudson River Greenway at Harrison and West streets Saturday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 22, 2012

A man stole an iPhone from a decoy cop's backpack on a crowded 6 train on Friday, police said.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

September 22, 2012

Police say Jonathan Cruz-Abramson was toting two guns when they stopped him in a Soundview building.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

September 22, 2012

The 21-year-old victim was gunned down on Westchester Avenue just blocks from his Colgate Avenue home.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 31, 2012

Hunter College High discarded the instruments because they were deemed beyond repair, a worker said.