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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 »

April 25, 2017

The female pedestrian was walking on Church Street when the hammock fell from a building and hit her.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 25, 2017

The ruling said the constitutional challenges to the executive order were likely to succeed.  

South Bronx »

April 25, 2017

The man was stabbed three times in the chest on the D line Tuesday afternoon, officials said. 

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

April 25, 2017

Boujeke Kenmoe killed young Jerry Kenmoe in 2014 and then tried to commit suicide. 

East New York & Brownsville »

April 25, 2017

Darrell Kinard offered to help the woman carry a plant into her apartment before assaulting her. 

Downtown »

April 25, 2017

A fight between the notoriously aggressive ticket hawkers wounded a woman bystander, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 24, 2017

The man stole a 48-year-old man's wallet while he was inside a Sixth Avenue McDonald's, police said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

April 24, 2017

Some trains were running local and others were running with delays as officials investigated.