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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).

Canarsie & Mill Basin »

November 7, 2012

Officials said the injuries to the firefighters were not life-threatening.

New York City »

November 6, 2012

Polling sites on Staten Island, the Rockaways and Coney Island faced the most challenges on Election Day.

Coney Island & Brighton Beach »

November 6, 2012

Devastated by Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island residents are helping each other pick up the pieces.

Astoria & Long Island City »

November 3, 2012

Terrance Carew, 30, was shot by cops at 41-09 12th Street in Queens Friday night.

Flushing & Whitestone »

November 3, 2012

Anthony Laino, 30, was killed when a tree crashed through his 166th Street when Sandy swept through.

New York City »

October 31, 2012

The MTA will restore limited subway lines after Hurricane Sandy and will suspend fares through Friday.

New York City »

October 31, 2012

The authority is considering getting some trains at dry stations moving Wednesday.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

October 31, 2012

Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, and Jacob Vogelman, were killed by a falling tree.