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Paul DeBenedetto

Weekend Editor @pauldebenedetto pdebenedetto@dnainfo.com

Paul DeBenedetto is a the weekend editor for DNAinfo New York. Previously he covered Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Before coming to DNAinfo, Paul attended the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in urban reporting. His work has appeared online for NBC New York; in print for City Limits Magazine, the Queens Courier and amNY; and on radio for WBAI.

Paul is a lifelong New Yorker born on Staten Island, where he attended Wagner College and studied computer science. After graduating, he worked at a brokerage firm for five years before quitting to become a journalist.

Fun Fact: Paul collects Christmas LPs. The crown jewel of his collection is a first pressing of "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

December 4, 2016

One man was hospitalized and another killed after a collision led to a car fire in Queens, police said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

December 4, 2016

Michael Velez, 27, is suspected in the Thanksgiving slaying of Jan Carlos Salcedo, police said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

December 4, 2016

Harry Pacheco, 40, confessed to the 2012 murder of Demaso Llano, police sources said.

South Bronx »

December 4, 2016

An unidentified Bronx man was found dead inside a bathtub with his penis chopped off, police said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

December 3, 2016

Fernando Balcarce and Jesse Granados were charged with the murder of Jan Carlos Salcedo, police said.

Norwood & Bedford Park »

November 28, 2016

One of Fidel Castro's most indelible moments happened in New York in 1960.

Midtown & Theater District »

November 28, 2016

The 33-year-old man met his date at Faces & Names, and invited her back to his room, police said.

South Bronx »

November 27, 2016

A gun-wielding man was arrested early Saturday after harassing a woman on the train, police said.