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.


 
Soundview & Castle Hill »

August 20, 2014

VIDEO: NYPD Search for Man Who Fired Wildly at Bronx Housing Project

The man allegedly fired out the back door of a Castle Hill Houses building Tuesday evening.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 20, 2014

Worker Injured at Second Avenue Subway Construction Site, FDNY Says

The worker hurt his leg Wednesday while working 100 feet underground at 83rd Street.

South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale »

August 20, 2014

Man Shoots Father to Death in Jamaica, Police Say

Anthony Guyton killed his father Langley Bruce in South Jamaica, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 19, 2014

Man Invites Woman Back to His LES Hotel Room and Gets Robbed, Police Say

The man woke up to discover the woman — and his stuff — missing. 

South Bronx »

August 19, 2014

One Person Injured in Bronx Fire

The fire broke out at 306 East 171st Street Tuesday afternoon. 

Harlem »

August 19, 2014

Man Fatally Shot in Head in East Harlem's East River Houses, Police Say

Terrell Day was shot and killed inside the East River Houses, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 18, 2014

Model Ataui Deng Found After Going Missing for 2 Weeks, Police Say

Ataui Deng Hopkins, 22, was discovered in a local hospital after she went missing Aug. 6, police said.

Downtown »

August 15, 2014

J&R Opening Express Boutique in Century 21 This Fall

The shop will serve customers while its flagship location is closed until 2015.