Ben Fractenberg

Reporter/Producer @fractenberg Contact

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 »

October 20, 2017

Pamela Buchbinder had a "mountainful of motive" to get her son's father killed, prosecutors said. 

Flushing & Whitestone »

October 18, 2017

Shengbin Quan assaulted his girlfriend in Flushing Tuesday morning, police said. 

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

October 18, 2017

The Brahman steer, dubbed "Shankar," landed at Skylands Animal Sanctuary in Wantage, N.J.

Harlem »

October 17, 2017

The vehicle caught fire in the southbound lane on the FDR Driver near East 116th Street. 

Throgs Neck & Country Club »

October 17, 2017

Adam Fridson, who patrolled Bronx public housing, was busted Tuesday and charged with public lewdness. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 17, 2017

The 17-year-olds were attacked on West 55th Street, police said. 

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

October 17, 2017

Work was being done on the roof of the building at the time of the collapse, officials said.

Canarsie & Mill Basin »

October 17, 2017

The woman died at the scene and the driver wasn't immediately charged, police said.