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William Gorta

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Before joining DNAinfo, William Gorta was the Brooklyn state courts reporter for the New York Post

During his 11 years at the Post, he worked as a general assignment reporter, night rewrite and crime editor.  Before joining the paper, he spent 20 years in the NYPD, retiring in 2000 as a captain. 

While he was a lieutenant, he was the ranking officer on the COMPSTAT development team. While serving on the NYPD, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Literature/Writing from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. 

William won a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Public Administration and spent the 1997-1998 academic year in the United Kingdom.

He graduated from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001.  A native of Rosedale, Queens, he has three children. He lives on the Upper East Side.
Fun Fact:  The first time William cried in front of his wife and children was when the New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 25, 2012

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New York City »

June 13, 2012

Posthumous awards were given to officers Alain Schaberger and Peter Figoski who were slain in Brooklyn.

New York City »

May 25, 2012

From park sprinklers to parades, DNAinfo New York lists the best ways to spend Memorial Day weekend.

Flushing & Whitestone »

May 18, 2012

The suspect fondled a 27-year-old woman inside a building on 38th Avenue, police said.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

May 13, 2012

A man was found dead inside Forest Park after firefighters put out a garbage fire early Saturday.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

May 12, 2012

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed inside a school playground on Friday May 11, 2012.

South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale »

May 12, 2012

A Long Island Rail Road train hit a man on the tracks at Rosedale station on Friday, May 11, 2012.

The Rockaways »

May 5, 2012

Sergeant saw smoke and a man hanging out of a sixth-floor window at 84-18 Rockaway Beach Boulevard