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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.


 
Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

July 21, 2017

The plane made an emergency landing after taking off from the river near 23rd Street. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

July 21, 2017

Huey Bui, 40, had been arrested in May for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, officials said.

Flushing & Whitestone »

July 21, 2017

Charles Tobin was taken into custody Thursday night for two attacks at Colden Park, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 21, 2017

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, C, E, D, F, J, M, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 21, 2017

The parents of Sayah Reynoso found her unconscious in their home Friday morning, police said. 

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

July 20, 2017

The SUV drove onto the sidewalk, critically injuring two victims, according to video and officials.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 19, 2017

The woman was attacked near Grand Avenue and Clifton Place, police said. 

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 19, 2017

The body part was found in the river near 66th Street Wednesday afternoon, officials said.