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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.


 
Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

December 1, 2016

Law enforcement sources question why the NYPD wasn't notified when ACS got a tip about Jaden's abuse.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

December 1, 2016

Jaden Jordan was found with a skull fracture and covered in feces at his home on Monday, officials said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 1, 2016

The 84th Christmas tree lighting took place at Rockefeller Plaza on Wednesday night. 

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

November 30, 2016

The suspect followed the woman onto an elevator at the Jay Street subway station. 

Midtown & Theater District »

November 30, 2016

The Manhattan federal attorney met with the president-elect Wednesday, his office confirmed. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

November 29, 2016

Four people posing with BB guns inside the Gramercy Park Hotel were arrested Tuesday, sources said.

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens & Red Hook »

November 29, 2016

Daniel Torres was busted Tuesday after investigators observed him selling drugs, officials said.

Borough Park & Midwood »

November 29, 2016

A man grabbed the woman's crotch on 50th Street near 14th Avenue, police said.