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.

South Bronx »

July 31, 2015

BP Calls for Inspections After Third Legionnaires' Death in The Bronx

A total of 57 people have now been infected by the disease in The Bronx. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 31, 2015

Blind Chelsea Mom Hopes Treatment Will Let Her See Her Daughters

Alexandra Hobbs is fundraising for stem cell therapy she hopes can restore her sight.

Downtown »

July 30, 2015

Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found in A/C on Bronx Hospital, Mayor says

One system was on top of Lincoln Hospital and the other at Concourse Plaza in The Bronx. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

July 29, 2015

Woman Seriously Injured After Jumping in Front of 1 Train at Canal Street

The woman was injured after getting hit by a train at the station Wednesday afternoon. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2015

Medical Office Employee Stabbed Near Radio City Music Hall, Sources Say

The employee was attacked by an emotionally disturbed man in a West 51st Street building, sources said.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 28, 2015

Cyclist Seriously Hurt in Collision With Car Near Queens Plaza, FDNY Says

A Mercedes slammed into the cyclist at the Queensborough Bridge approach near 29th Street Tuesday.  

South Bronx »

July 27, 2015

Man Stabs Woman Over Subway Seat on 2 Train in The Bronx, Police Say

The man fled after stabbing the 25-year-old in the belly and arm Sunday afternoon, police said. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 27, 2015

Chelsea Parking Attendant Gave Grandmaster Flash's Car to the Wrong Man

Flash posted an Instagram video saying a parking attendant gave his Dodge Charger to a different person.