William Gorta

Senior Editor @wjgorta wgorta@dnainfo.com

Before joining DNAinfo, William Gorta was the Brooklyn state courts reporter for the New York Post

During his 11 years at the Post, he worked as a general assignment reporter, night rewrite and crime editor.  Before joining the paper, he spent 20 years in the NYPD, retiring in 2000 as a captain. 

While he was a lieutenant, he was the ranking officer on the COMPSTAT development team. While serving on the NYPD, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Literature/Writing from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. 

William won a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Public Administration and spent the 1997-1998 academic year in the United Kingdom.

He graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001.  A native of Rosedale, Queens, he has three children. He lives on the Upper East Side.
Fun Fact:  The first time William cried in front of his wife and children was when the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994.

New York City »

November 6, 2012

Sanitation to Reduce Garbage Pickups to Concentrate on Storm Cleanup

Mayor Bloomberg said DSNY may skip one weekly pickup so crews can continue with emergency debris removal.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

September 22, 2012

Three Men Sought in Attempted Robbery of Bronx Subway Restaurant

Three men tried to rob a Subway restaurant on Boston Road in Baychester on Sept. 19, 2012, cops said.

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

September 22, 2012

Police Looking for Three Men in Bronx Residential Burglary

Three men stole a TV and jewelry from a residence on Seymour Avenue in Pelham Gardens on Sept. 7, 2012.

Downtown »

September 22, 2012

Man Charged with Rape in TriBeCa Sex Assault, Police Say

A woman was sexually assaulted in the Hudson River Greenway at Harrison and West streets Saturday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 22, 2012

Man Arrested for Lifting iPhone From a Backpack on the Subway, Police Say

A man stole an iPhone from a decoy cop's backpack on a crowded 6 train on Friday, police said.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

September 22, 2012

Man Arrested With Two Guns in Bronx Housing Project, Police Say

Police say Jonathan Cruz-Abramson was toting two guns when they stopped him in a Soundview building.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

September 22, 2012

Man Shot to Death Near His Soundview Home Friday Evening

The 21-year-old victim was gunned down on Westchester Avenue just blocks from his Colgate Avenue home.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 31, 2012

Cellos and Violins Thrown Out With Trash at Hunter College High School

Hunter College High discarded the instruments because they were deemed beyond repair, a worker said.