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.


 
Greenwich Village & SoHo »

November 21, 2014

Angolan Death Metal Documentary Has New York City Premiere

"Death Metal Angola" documents the nascent metal scene in the African country. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

November 20, 2014

Man Robbed 4 Women Inside Williamsburg Bars, Police Say

The suspect has struck at least four bars since September, police said. 

South Bronx »

November 19, 2014

3-Year-Old Bronx Boy's Death Ruled a Homicide, ME Says

Poseidon Quinones was found unresponsive in his Melrose apartment early Saturday morning. 

Midtown & Theater District »

November 19, 2014

Sleep Disorder Testing Could have Prevented Metro-North Derailment: NTSB

The MTA said they will start a pilot program to test for sleep apnea after the NTSB recommendations. 

South Bronx »

November 18, 2014

Ex-Con Arrested for Fatal Subway Push, Police Say

48th Precinct police have charged Kevin Darden with shoving Wai Kuen Kwok into the path of a D train.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 17, 2014

Investigators Eye Diamond District Heist as Inside Job, Sources Say

Police arrested a friend of the store owner's son and named another suspect Monday. 

South Bronx »

November 17, 2014

Police Searching Homeless Shelters for Bronx Subway Pusher: Sources

Police are looking for the man who pushed Wai Keuen Kwok, 61, in front of a subway train Sunday. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

November 17, 2014

French Tourist Scaled Brooklyn Bridge Hours Before His Flight Home: Lawyer

Yonathan Souid was arrested Sunday after climbing onto a beam to take photos, officials said.