Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg

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.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

July 27, 2016

The man jumped onto the tracks at the Franklin Avenue station Wednesday afternoon, witnesses said. 

Downtown »

July 26, 2016

The group cut through walls and roofs to gain access to bank vaults in Brooklyn and Queens.  

South Bronx »

July 26, 2016

Christopher Cano, 22, has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 25, 2016

Delays and service suspensions also hit the Long Island Rail Road Monday evening.

Fordham & Tremont »

July 25, 2016

The man snuck up behind the woman on Webster Avenue Sunday night, officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 25, 2016

A heat advisory was issued on Monday as 90 degree temperatures and high humidity hit the city.

Harlem »

July 25, 2016

Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar and The National all played the festival.