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.


 
Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

October 17, 2014

Man Tries to Rape Woman in Stuy-Town Elevator, Then Hides in Tree: Police

The suspect followed the 20-year-old victim into the building early Friday morning, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 17, 2014

Service Changes Planned for 16 Subway Lines This Weekend

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, F, G, N, Q, 42nd Street S and Franklin Avenue S will all be impacted. 

Midtown & Theater District »

October 16, 2014

Fire Breaks Out at Herald Square Old Navy

A fire broke out on the second floor of the Old Navy in Herald Square Thursday evening.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 16, 2014

2 Con Artists Stole $18K in Lottery Ticket Scam Since March, Police Say

The pair has swindled at least nine different people out of money and jewelry. 

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

October 15, 2014

Man Fatally Shot During Break-in to Ditmas Park Home, Police Say

Leonard Phillips, 69, died when three men broke into his Ditmas Park home and shot him, police said.

Crown Heights & Prospect Heights »

October 14, 2014

Police Investigate Anti-Gay Attack by Hammer-Wielding Stranger in Brooklyn

Mitch Pope suffered a skull fracture and had stitches after the attack in his apartment lobby on Monday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

October 13, 2014

Ebola Virus Not Found in 2 Bellevue Patients, City Says

The NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation said two people were "evaluated" at Bellevue Monday. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 13, 2014

Hell's Kitchen Man Charged in Sexual Assault at Gay Bar

Ricardo Lambert was charged with choking and attempting to rape a woman in the bar on Oct. 3.