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Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg Contact

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.


 
Fort Greene and DUMBO »

October 27, 2017

The victim had just walked out of a Shake Shack when the teen randomly hit him, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

October 27, 2017

The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, A, C, E, D, F, J, M, N, Q and R lines will all be affected.

Downtown »

October 27, 2017

Investigators have identified 2 of the 3 suspects in the death of Hani Kasem, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

October 25, 2017

The Independent Budget Office recently measured delays during the morning rush for the past five years.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

October 25, 2017

He swiped the three bikes from the Ice Cream Factory building on Berry Street, police said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

October 24, 2017

Claudina Cruz was found by police inside her Dongan Place apartment after they did a wellness check.

East New York & Brownsville »

October 24, 2017

The victims went to Rockaway Avenue to sell items before being attacked and robbed, police said.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

October 24, 2017

Police were investigating the incident as a possible bias crime.