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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.


 
Washington Heights & Inwood »

March 27, 2017

A man was killed and two women were injured when they collided with a tractor-trailer, police said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

March 27, 2017

Alex Reinoso said he posted fliers asking for a conservative to find common ground. 

Downtown »

March 27, 2017

James Harris Jackson is facing hate crime and terror charges after traveling to NYC to kill black men.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

March 27, 2017

Rame Pierre-Louis fatally fell from the roof of a Grove Street building, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 26, 2017

The GOP pulled the bill after dozens of Republicans defected ahead of a vote Friday afternoon. 

Midtown & Theater District »

March 24, 2017

LIRR riders should leave before 4 p.m. or after 8 p.m. to avoid delays and cancellations, officials say.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 24, 2017

The 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, F, J, M, N, R, W and 42nd Street Shuttle will all be impacted this weekend.

Midtown & Theater District »

March 23, 2017

The number of people in city jail facilities dropped from 11,478 at the end of 2013 to 9,362 in 2017.