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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 »

May 26, 2017

The man suffered serious injuries and there were delays on the F line. 

South Bronx »

May 26, 2017

The two men were seriously hurt after being shot at a Westchester Avenue building, officials said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

May 26, 2017

Justin Farrow was convicted of robbing four women at gunpoint in south Brooklyn. 

Canarsie & Mill Basin »

May 26, 2017

The worker fell at least 10 feet from a lift, officials said. 

South Bronx »

May 26, 2017

West Spruill is facing life in prison for sexually assaulting and fatally shooting Ana Charle in 2015.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 26, 2017

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, E, F, J, L, M, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

South Bronx »

May 25, 2017

The men were seen on video running and firing their weapons on East 141st Street. 

Downtown »

May 25, 2017

A complaint was filed against Jonathan Darche in 2013 for making racially insensitive remarks.