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.


 
Harlem »

July 29, 2016

Jamil Collier snuck through the turnstile before officers stopped him on a 6 train. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2016

City students had the biggest increase in English language test scores this year. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2016

Torrential rains did not deter a ballerina from posing on Monday. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2016

The 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, E, D, F, N and R will all be impacted. 

Midtown & Theater District »

July 28, 2016

An 18-year-old woman discovered her wallet was missing in Midtown before the illegal charges were made.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 28, 2016

The women attacked another woman on an uptown 1 train at 86th Street last month, police said. 

South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens & Rosedale »

July 28, 2016

The group ordered food to residential blocks in Rosedale and then stole the delivery cars left idling.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 28, 2016

The MTA will do Fastrack repairs on the line weeknights starting Aug. 1.