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.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

September 26, 2016

William Abreu used a former student's immigration status to pressure her into sleeping with him.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

September 26, 2016

The man touched the third rail at the 75th Street station in Woodhaven Monday morning.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

September 26, 2016

The man grabbed a woman's buttocks near 89th Street, police said. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 26, 2016

Elena Gladkikh, 27, was with a man she'd invited back from a bar when she fell, sources said.

Harlem »

September 26, 2016

The shooting happened at West 141st Street near Frederick Douglas Boulevard at about 1:50 p.m. 

Midtown & Theater District »

September 24, 2016

Investigators brought a man in for questioning Friday morning, police said. 

Harlem »

September 23, 2016

A black sedan struck the woman on 125th Street and then fled, according to the NYPD. 

Borough Park & Midwood »

September 23, 2016

The man lured the 9-year-old boy into his vehicle on 18th Avenue near 49th Street, police said.