Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg

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.

South Bronx »

August 14, 2016

The Health Department will deploy the spray to kill potential Zika-carrying mosquitos Monday night. 

St. George & Port Richmond »

August 12, 2016

The utility company suffered "equipment problems" that also affected parts of Queens.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

August 11, 2016

The men used the card at the Columbus Circle store on Aug. 3. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

August 11, 2016

Joel Edouard was terminated on Monday after being found guilty of assault. 

East New York & Brownsville »

August 11, 2016

The 35-year-old was shot on Dean Street about 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 11, 2016

He was caught and brought to Bellevue Hospital nearly three hours after he began his climb, police said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 10, 2016

Eryk Ford shook his infant daughter and then threw her into a car seat in 2012, DA Ken Thompson said. 

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

August 9, 2016

A man grabbed the woman's buttocks while she was riding an escalator at the 7 train station Saturday.