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Wil Cruz

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Wil Cruz is a news editor at DNAinfo.

Wil joins DNAinfo after years of experience in print and online journalism. He has covered the NYPD, the FDNY and the Department of Correction for the New York Daily News, and education, among other areas, for Newsday. Most recently, Wil worked at Fox News Latino, where he covered U.S. Hispanic issues, including the changing demographics of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the city.

Wil grew up on the Lower East Side (before it was cool to live there, he likes to remind people). From there, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn (before it was….) and spent 10 years there. His work as a reporter has given him the chance to see — he believes, anyway — just about every street in the city.

Wil received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of New York, and did some graduate work in urban policy at the New School.

In his quest to live in every borough of the city, Wil now lives in Forest Hills, Queens. He is married and has a teenage daughter.

Fun fact: Wil has coached or refereed for a Lower East Side basketball league for middle schoolers for the last 25 years. He's sure they're all taller than him now (if they weren't already).

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

November 23, 2012

Salvatore Perrone told cops he was an international hitman, sources said.

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

November 22, 2012

The 53-year-old victim struck a median near the Jackie Robinson Parkway when he lost control of the car.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

November 22, 2012

The victim was struck by a train at the station at Broadway and West 231st Street, officials said.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

November 22, 2012

The 87-year-old victim died in the pre-dawn fire at 900 W. 190th St. in Hudson Heights.

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

November 14, 2012

The victim was rushed to Kings County Hospital after the crash near Ralph Avenue, the FDNY said. 

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

November 12, 2012

Olga Bates, who was "fun-loving and independent," was looking forward to Thanksgiving, relatives said.

South Bronx »

November 12, 2012

The victim was shot in the chest near Bryant and Garrison avenues Sunday night.

Fordham & Tremont »

November 8, 2012

Leonardo Espinal, 47, was awaiting charges for allegedly drowning his 5-year-old son on Nov. 7.