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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.


 
Downtown »

November 1, 2017

Sayfullo Saipov was charged by federal prosecutors on Wednesday with aiding ISIS in a terror attack. 

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

November 1, 2017

Five men from Argentina, a woman from Belgium, a West Village resident and a man from N.J. were killed.

Downtown »

November 1, 2017

The deadly attack left eight people dead and a dozen injured, officials said.

Downtown »

November 1, 2017

Sayfullo Saipov, 29, drove a rented pickup truck along the West Street path, striking multiple people.

East New York & Brownsville »

October 31, 2017

The suspects also face cemetery desecration charges for the August incident, police said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

October 31, 2017

Jose Nunez, 43, was mistakenly shot by an accomplice in a Wadsworth Avenue garage, sources said.

South Bronx »

October 30, 2017

The man tried to drag the teen off the street and into a car early Saturday morning, police said. 

Downtown »

October 30, 2017

The messages contained "anti-black" threats, police said.