Paul DeBenedetto

Reporter/Producer @pauldebenedetto

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."

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 27, 2014

NYPD Places Officer on Modified Duty After Alleged Head-Stomping Video

An unidentified 81st Precinct officer is shown allegedly stepping on a suspect's head in the video.

Downtown »

July 25, 2014

Lyft Reaches Deal With City and Will Launch Friday, Company Says

Lyft said it would abide by TLC regulations and state laws.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 25, 2014

'Fresh and Local' Bed-Stuy Grocery Will Take Over Popular Food Buying Club

Bed-Stuy Fresh and Local will take control of the food-buying club Bed-Stuy Bounty this summer.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 24, 2014

Bed-Stuy Nonprofit Looks to Help Veterans Get Back on Their Feet

The Single Stop Veterans Initiative Program helps veterans find jobs and get benefits in Bed-Stuy.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 24, 2014

'Avonte's Law,' Requiring Exit Alarms at Schools, Clears City Council

The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary.

East New York & Brownsville »

July 24, 2014

East New York State Senate Candidate Recalls Own History of Homelessness

Sean Henry, who is 36, said his experiences as a homeless teen put him in a unique position to serve.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 23, 2014

Boyfriend Arrested After Woman Found Dead in Bed-Stuy Apartment, Police Say

Shawntel Davis was found with head trauma in her Bed-Stuy home, police said.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 22, 2014

Pet Costume Contest Highlights Fifth-Annual Bed-Stuy Summer Festival

The annual summer festival on Tompkins Avenue will close down part of the street for two weekends.