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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.


 
Midtown & Theater District »

January 16, 2017

The bandit has taken items including Macbooks and iPhones from lockers since September, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 16, 2017

The black van hit the barber outside his shop and kept driving, police said.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

January 16, 2017

The vehicle struck the shop at 610 Utica Ave. in East Flatbush, officials said.

Harlem »

January 16, 2017

Janelle Laborde-Woodley was arrested after beating her son in their Harlem apartment, officials said.

Downtown »

January 16, 2017

The woman was found unconscious at Manhattan Criminal Court Friday, officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

January 13, 2017

There were 30 minute delays on trains between New York and Trenton, according to NJ Transit. 

Downtown »

January 13, 2017

Common Cause New York said the state should adopt practices like early voting and electronic poll books.

Midtown & Theater District »

January 13, 2017

There will be changes on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, C, D, E, F, G, L, N and R lines this weekend.