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 »

May 31, 2016

Collision avoidance and turn warning systems will alert both pedestrians and drivers. 

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

May 31, 2016

The girl was playing outside on 80th Street when the woman tried to walk off with her, police said.

The Rockaways »

May 25, 2016

Emergency workers pulled the 18-year-old man from the surf in Arverne near Beach 67th Street.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 24, 2016

The woman was walking on Second Street when the man assaulted her, according to the NYPD. 

South Bronx »

May 24, 2016

Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested in The Bronx for trying to join the Islamic State, prosecutors said.

South Bronx »

May 23, 2016

Adam Malki was arrested in The Bronx Monday and charged with official misconduct. 

Downtown »

May 23, 2016

Alex Lichtenstein is accused of bribing NYPD officers for gun license permits, prosecutors said.

East New York & Brownsville »

May 23, 2016

The 21-year-old victim was in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital, police said.