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 »

November 27, 2015

The counterterrorism units were deployed merely as a precaution, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

November 25, 2015

Some travelers said they were forced to evacuate the terminal a little before 7 p.m. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

November 25, 2015

Crowds gathered to watch the balloons inflate ahead of Thursday's festivities.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

November 24, 2015

Dainton Coley spat on one woman and talked about "burning her temple down," police and sources said.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

November 24, 2015

He was fatally shot on East 17th Street between Canton and Church avenues, police said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

November 23, 2015

The fire happened at the 181st Street A station a little after 6 p.m. Monday, according to officials. 

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

November 20, 2015

A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death Friday afternoon, police said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

November 18, 2015

Kareem Thomas was shot Wednesday after reaching for a gun after fleeing a car crash, police said.