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.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 9, 2015

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, D, E, F, L, N, R, 42nd St. and Rockaway Beach shuttles will be impacted. 

Borough Park & Midwood »

October 8, 2015

Franchezka Figueroa was pulled from the building's rubble on Monday. 

Sunset Park & Greenwood Heights »

October 8, 2015

The person was struck on Third Avenue in Sunset Park Thursday afternoon. 

Midtown & Theater District »

October 7, 2015

The Photogrammar archive contains 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

October 6, 2015

Michael Matusiak and Derrick Robinson stopped three car thieves who then fired on them, Robinson said.

South Bronx »

October 5, 2015

The men fled in a car after officers saw them shoot a gun on Third Avenue Monday afternoon, police said.

Borough Park & Midwood »

October 5, 2015

Ligia Puello and another person were killed in the blast at 4206 13th Ave. Saturday, officials say.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

October 5, 2015

Chanos was a guarantor for a woman who stopped paying rent for a 5th Ave. apartment, the suit alleges.