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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.


 
Harlem »

August 18, 2017

The attack inside a Hamilton Heights deli stemmed from a debt, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

August 18, 2017

The 2, 3, 4, 6, A, C, E, D, F, J, M, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 18, 2017

Jonathan Lupinsky, of Yonkers, fell down a Fifth Avenue elevator shaft, police said.

Downtown »

August 18, 2017

Rodiny Calypso assaulted an inmate in a shower in 2014 and then tried to cover it up, prosecutors said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 17, 2017

The attack happened near Seventh Avenue late Thursday afternoon, police said. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

August 17, 2017

A worker got a penthouse apartment in Knickerbocker Village without proper documentation, auditors said.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 17, 2017

Everett Robinson tried to light an MTA station worker on fire during a botched robbery in Crown Heights.