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Paul DeBenedetto

Weekend Editor @pauldebenedetto pdebenedetto@dnainfo.com

Paul DeBenedetto is a the weekend editor for DNAinfo New York. Previously he covered Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Before coming to DNAinfo, Paul attended the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in urban reporting. His work has appeared online for NBC New York; in print for City Limits Magazine, the Queens Courier and amNY; and on radio for WBAI.

Paul is a lifelong New Yorker born on Staten Island, where he attended Wagner College and studied computer science. After graduating, he worked at a brokerage firm for five years before quitting to become a journalist.

Fun Fact: Paul collects Christmas LPs. The crown jewel of his collection is a first pressing of "A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector."

Bedford-Stuyvesant »

September 25, 2016

The unidentified man doused the floor with gasoline and dropped a match, police say.

Sheepshead Bay & Marine Park »

September 25, 2016

Police say Brian Young, 47, struck and killed pedestrian Francis Perez, 28, in Sheepshead Bay Friday.

Harlem »

September 25, 2016

Listen to all 13 Gang Starr songs chosen as episode titles for Marvel's "Luke Cage."

Forest Hills, Rego Park & Jamaica »

September 25, 2016

Mamadou Diallo, 46, was found dead in Jamaica Saturday morning, police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

September 24, 2016

Investigators brought a man in for questioning Friday morning, police said. 

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 19, 2016

Investigators arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, in Linden, New Jersey, Monday.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 19, 2016

Sierra Shields, 30, went missing in January. Her remains were found on Rikers Island Wednesday.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

September 18, 2016

Exploded bomb parts were found at the West 23rd Street explosion site Saturday night, officials said.