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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.


 
Greenwich Village & SoHo »

June 23, 2017

Kevin Williams was living in a psychiatric facility in East Harlem when he was arrested, police said. 

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

June 23, 2017

Gary Anderson, 26, was identified by a tipster who spotted him at a Blink Fitness gym, police said.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

June 23, 2017

The person was hit by a Manhattan-bound train entering the station, officials said. 

Midtown & Theater District »

June 23, 2017

The governor said the city should match the state in funding to fix subway service.  

Midtown & Theater District »

June 23, 2017

The 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, E, D, F, J, M, N, Q and R trains will all be impacted.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

June 23, 2017

Around 200 firefighters responded to the fire at a two-story residence in Unionport, the FDNY said.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

June 22, 2017

Angelo Gigliotti was busted with his mother and father after the feds found they were smuggling drugs. 

Midtown & Theater District »

June 22, 2017

The hero was seen driving through Midtown Thursday while singing at the top of his lungs.