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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 »

July 22, 2016

Temperatures were expected to soar into the 90s through Monday. 

Downtown »

July 22, 2016

The former Correction Officers union leader was charged with taking a bribe to invest pension funds.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

July 22, 2016

The woman was hit by a Harley Davidson driver in Bensonhurst on July 2 and died on Wednesday. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

July 21, 2016

Second Avenue was closed in front of the consulate while police inspected the package Thursday.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 21, 2016

Temperatures are expected to feel like the upper 90s with humidity factored in, officials said. 

South Bronx »

July 21, 2016

The plan would move the juveniles to the Horizon facility by the end of 2020. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

July 21, 2016

The bus struck a tree on Fifth Avenue after being cut off by a cab Thursday afternoon, officials said. 

Downtown »

July 20, 2016

The officers used the spray when several inmates refused a cell search, officials said.