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.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 24, 2017

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, E, D, F, J, M, N and R lines will be affected this weekend.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

February 23, 2017

The agents were helping ICE look for someone believed to be on the flight, officials said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

February 23, 2017

Ashley Bronte was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a neighbor called 911 Sunday. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

February 22, 2017

The man exposed himself  on the downtown train before exiting in Brooklyn.

Harlem »

February 22, 2017

The person was hit at Fredrick Douglas Boulevard and West 142nd Street Wednesday. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 22, 2017

She already had an order of protection against him before the Columbus Avenue attack, police said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

February 22, 2017

Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez was detained by the feds after being released on Feb. 16. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

February 22, 2017

Sharat Iyer, 40, was last seen Sunday night when he left his West 108th Street home to go for a walk.