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.


 
Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 15, 2014

TLC Explains E-Hail Rules After Rider Says Cabbie Booted Her for Uber Fare

A Guardian  editor got into a heated Twitter back-and-forth with an Uber manager about the incident. 

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

April 15, 2014

Teen Shot Near Pizza Store Waiting to Learn if Vision Will Return, Dad Says

Gama Droiville's dad doesn't know yet if his vision will return after he was shot in the head.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

April 14, 2014

Worker Dies in Plunge from Chelsea Office Building

Police were investigating a fatal construction accident at 434 West 33rd Street Monday afternoon.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

April 14, 2014

Popular Dance Studio Has to Move Because of Rent Increase, Owners Say

Dance Manhattan has to look for new space because its rent is doubling on Sept. 1, owners said. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 11, 2014

College Student Dies After Being Hit by 2 Cabs in Yorkville, Police Say

Kelly Gordon, 22, was crossing York Avenue when two taxis hit her, police said.

Coney Island & Brighton Beach »

April 10, 2014

Possible Explosives Found in Brooklyn Home During EMT's Arrest, Police Say

The NYPD found items that could be explosives inside a Coney Island home, officials said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 10, 2014

Police Injured in Williamsburg Apartment Building Fire, Sources Say

More than 100 firefighters battled the Scholes Street blaze Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

April 10, 2014

City Bus Driver Groped Woman on Subway in Union Square, Officials Say

David Grant allegedly grabbed the woman in a subway car on the 4-5 line Thursday morning.