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.

Borough Park & Midwood »

August 29, 2016

The man was fatally shot while driving a van for Win, which helps homeless mothers and children. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 29, 2016

The ambulance hit the man near Second Avenue Monday afternoon, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

August 29, 2016

Aissatou Diallo had gotten out of a car when a drunk driver rear-ended her, police said.

South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale »

August 29, 2016

The Health Department will spray Monday and Wednesday nights, officials said. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

August 29, 2016

Zaida Pugh caused a panic on a packed train last week when she started to throw bugs at riders.

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.