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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.


 
Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

May 2, 2016

Jeffrey Dinowitz said he didn't want "outsiders" attending P.S. 24, according to a lawsuit.

East New York & Brownsville »

April 29, 2016

Charles Jones was shot in the head in front of his apartment on Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 29, 2016

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, D, E, F, L, N, Q and R lines will all be impacted. 

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

April 28, 2016

The person was injured on the tracks at the Clark Street station in Brooklyn, the MTA said.

Downtown »

April 28, 2016

Conrado Juárez is on trial for the 1991 murder of 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo. 

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

April 27, 2016

Angel Bomales was fatally shot on Linden Street near Myrtle Avenue on Tuesday. 

Queens Village, Hollis & St. Albans »

April 27, 2016

Shirley Verneus burned Jaurelious Green with scalding water while he was in her care. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

April 27, 2016

The West 13th St. park is expected to be completed by the end of 2018, the Hudson River Park Trust said.