Paul DeBenedetto

Reporter/Producer @pauldebenedetto pdebenedetto@dnainfo.com

Paul DeBenedetto is a reporter/producer for DNAinfo New York covering Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Before coming to DNAinfo, Paul attended the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in urban reporting. His work has appeared online for NBC New York; in print for City Limits Magazine, the Queens Courier and amNY; and on radio for WBAI.

Paul is a lifelong New Yorker born on Staten Island, where he attended Wagner College and studied computer science. After graduating, he worked at a brokerage firm for five years before quitting to become a journalist.

He lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant with his wife and a cat named Charles.

Fun Fact: Paul collects Christmas LPs. The crown jewel of his collection is a first pressing of "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."

South Bronx »

September 23, 2014

Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo backed a proposal by a nonprofit who hired her disgraced nephew.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 19, 2014

James got $4,000 from developers, then wrote them a letter of support to the city.

East New York & Brownsville »

September 10, 2014

Sampson and Charles Barron won their primaries in East New York.

East New York & Brownsville »

August 14, 2014

Borough President Eric Adams honored firefighters and paramedics who saved the lives of three boys.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 13, 2014

The 36th annual Bed-Stuy brownstone walking tour features classic architecture and tips for homeowners.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 11, 2014

"Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson" is Spike Lee's celebration of the artist's birthday.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 8, 2014

The KIDflix Film Festival of Bed-Stuy will celebrate films about funk, soul, gospel, jazz and R&B.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 5, 2014

The video about "Underfinger," a fake underground restaurant, sends up foodie high culture.