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

Councilwomen Backed City Project Bids from Developers Who Hired Relatives

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

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 19, 2014

Letitia James Backed Hotel Project After Builder Donated to Her Campaign

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

East New York & Brownsville »

September 10, 2014

East New York Primary Voters Back John Sampson Despite Indictment

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

East New York & Brownsville »

August 14, 2014

Firefighters Who Saved Three Kids in East New York Honored at Borough Hall

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 13, 2014

Historic Brownstone Walking Tour Returns to Bed-Stuy

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 11, 2014

Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Celebration to Return After 3-Year Hiatus

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 8, 2014

Bed-Stuy Kids Film Festival Celebrates 'Black Music'

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

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 5, 2014

Bobby Flay Stars in Video for Spoof Bed-Stuy Restaurant

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