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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."

Pelham Parkway & Baychester »

July 23, 2016

Police say a drunk man shot the manager of El Rey De Copas after being denied service.

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

July 23, 2016

An inebriated Gregorio Arambulo, 61, allegedly stabbed Pedro Reyes, 56, in the home they shared.

South Bronx »

July 23, 2016

Earl Simmons, 24, was found dead early Saturday, and three men were arrested trying to flee the scene.

Astoria & Long Island City »

July 18, 2016

The woman threw a trash can and other assorted object at the suspect, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 18, 2016

Jermaine Johnson had been involved in two gunpoint robberies just before police arrived, officials said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 18, 2016

Police said Nicholas Batka, 28, ran his SUV onto a Williamsburg sidewalk, killing one pedestrian.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 18, 2016

The presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee opted for Chili's. Twitter was not kind.

South Bronx »

July 17, 2016

Police said Garry Pinkney, 17, followed a 13-year-old girl into her apartment and attacked her.