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Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg bfractenberg@dnainfo.com

Ben Fractenberg is a general assignment reporter for DNAinfo.

Ben left a career in the nonprofit world in 2008 to join the lucrative field of news reporting. After attending the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Ben joined the ranks of DNAinfo, quickly establishing himself as a crime and breaking news reporter.

Ben’s nonprofit work included working for Public Allies, where he helped develop young leaders for a career in public service, and at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, where he ensured fair representations of the LGBT community in the media.

When not immersed in the media world, Ben loves to spend his time exploring New York City. He lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend, who mostly puts up with his addictions to the news and to arcane music trivia.

Fun Fact: Ben’s first car was a bright orange 1978 Dodge Omni. Needless to say, this did not improve his situation with the ladies in high school.


 
Downtown »

February 10, 2016

Michael Sykes stabbed his girlfriend and two of her daughters Wednesday afternoon. 

Downtown »

February 10, 2016

Northbound A and C trains were skipping the station during the evening rush. 

St. George & Port Richmond »

February 10, 2016

Michael Sykes stabbed his girlfriend and kids at the Ramada Inn on Staten Island, sources said.

Midtown & Theater District »

February 9, 2016

The Wu-Tang member also promoted his own brand of cannabis oil and "Yellow Dynamite" vape pens. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

February 9, 2016

Flames were seen shooting out of the vehicle at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Flushing & Whitestone »

February 8, 2016

The bus was taking people from Queens to Mohegan Sun Monday afternoon. 

New York City »

February 8, 2016

Snow and gusting winds are expected over the next two days. 

Midtown & Theater District »

February 5, 2016

DNAinfo has some tips for enjoying the 50th anniversary game.