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Paul DeBenedetto

Weekend Editor @pauldebenedetto Contact

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."

Fordham & Tremont »

December 18, 2016

A 52-year-old Bronx woman died Saturday after her building caught fire, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 18, 2016

A man was found shot and killed just outside of Bryant Park early Saturday morning, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 12, 2016

The sauced-up Santas marched through Midtown, Gramercy, Flatiron and the East Village Saturday.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

December 11, 2016

Clarence Copeland, 54, followed his victim into her building and robbed her, police said.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

December 11, 2016

Charles McRae, 53, was hit with more than a dozen charges Friday, police said.

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.