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Ben Fractenberg

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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.


 
Midtown & Theater District »

September 28, 2017

A witness saw the suspect lean into the man's SUV window and stab him.

South Bronx »

September 27, 2017

The shooting happened near the Hunts Point subway station in broad daylight Wednesday. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

September 26, 2017

Trains were disrupted for more than an hour while police looked for the person.  

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 26, 2017

The shooting happened on East 28th Street near Second Avenue at about 4:30 p.m., police said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 26, 2017

The fake NYPD officers asked to look in the worker's backpack before attacking him, police said. 

Downtown »

September 26, 2017

Coaches Emanuel "Book" Richardson, Chuck Person, Lamont Evans and Tony Bland were all charged Tuesday.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

September 25, 2017

"I hit him," said Rabah Benaissa as he sat in his cab near East 86th Street.

Downtown »

September 25, 2017

Detectives in the Intelligence Division were routinely denied promotions for a decade, the NYCLU said.