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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.


 
South Bronx »

December 7, 2016

The mother and father of the girls had moved to New York from Maine to make it as a band.

South Bronx »

December 7, 2016

The children were burned inside of 720 Hunts Point Ave. Wednesday afternoon, FDNY officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

December 6, 2016

Police are looking for a man suspected of assaulting an MTA worker who was wearing a hijab. 

Downtown »

December 6, 2016

The man touched the woman's groin while she got on a 6 train, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

December 6, 2016

Two people hit the woman in her face after the argument began at Grand Central, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 6, 2016

Yuriy Alterman was carrying gas and acting erratically near Rockefeller Center Monday, police said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

December 6, 2016

Patricia Gatling announced she will run in 2017 to fill Ken Thompson's seat.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

December 6, 2016

Max Gemma, who was with Joseph Comunale the night he died, was charged with tampering with evidence.