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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.


 
Midtown & Theater District »

February 13, 2017

Workers were still trying to re-rail a train that struck tree north of the city Monday morning. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 13, 2017

Hsien Lin Shu was caught receiving packages from China with dozens of turtles hidden in them. 

Downtown »

February 13, 2017

Exterior glass of an unoccupied guest room abruptly shattered and fell to the ground, officials said.

Downtown »

February 13, 2017

High winds are expected to batter the city until 6 p.m.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

February 13, 2017

Munther Omar Saleh and Fareed Mumuni planned to plant a pressure-cooker bomb and attacked FBI agents.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

February 10, 2017

Now that the storm's over, it's time to hit the slopes for some sledding.

The Rockaways »

February 10, 2017

Vladlen Nemirovskaya was walking in a parking lot when he slipped and fell Thursday afternoon. 

Midtown & Theater District »

February 9, 2017

The Justice Department had appealed an earlier ruling placing a stay on the executive order.