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Alec Hamilton

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton is an Assistant Producer in the WNYC newsroom. She produces Morning Edition and starts her work day very, very early.

Before coming fulltime to WNYC, Alec worked as a reporter for Child Welfare Watch, covering child and family poverty in New York City. She’s a graduate of the masters in urban policy program at the New School and was a 2011 New York Times Institute Education Journalism Fellow. She moved to Brooklyn from New Orleans in 2009, and has also lived in Washington State and northern Mexico. 

Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Off-Duty Officer Drew Gun During Protest

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New York City police say the officer was being assaulted when he drew his weapon during Tuesday's protest against police brutality.    

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New Leader for NYU Inherits Old Controversies

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dr. Andrew Hamilton, vice-chancellor at Oxford University takes over as expansion plans are tied up in court and relations between the administration and faculty are strained.

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Report: Low-Wage Workers Face Longest Commutes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When commuting time is added, New Yorkers have the longest work week of people in other major cities. And the less you're paid, the longer your travel time is.

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Real Estate Scion and Suspected Killer Arrested After Documentary

Monday, March 16, 2015

Real estate heir Robert Durst was arrested in New Orleans and charged with murder on Saturday, just one day before the finale of an HBO series in which he appeared to confess to killing.

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Architect Michael Graves Transformed Ordinary Architecture and Objects

Friday, March 13, 2015

His colleague, architect Peter Eisenman, called Graves "the consummate artist." 

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NYC's Last Classical Sheet Music Shop Closes Its Doors

Friday, March 06, 2015

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Frank Music Company, on the 10th floor of a Midtown office building, has an antiquated feel—but its economic problems are grounded firmly in the present. 

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New Royalty Debuts at the Central Park Zoo

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Central Park Zoo says the first king penguin chick ever hatched in the city is debuting at its Polar Circle exhibit. The chick, for reference, is the fluffy brown one.

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New Report Calls for Overhaul of Toll System

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A transportation advocacy group says the city needs to overhaul its current system for tolling bridges.

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Extreme Cold Is Upon Us

Friday, February 13, 2015

If you're planning to venture outside over the next few days, make sure you grab some extra layers. Wind chills will have New York City feelings like 10 below at times.

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Opening Statements Today in Etan Patz Case

Friday, January 30, 2015

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More than three decades after the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a trial is opening today for the man accused of his killing.

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City Aims to Boost Bridge Safety for Cyclists

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Department of Transportation plans to focus on the 16 bridges connecting Northern Manhattan and the Bronx.
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Tens of Thousands of NYC Students Are Chronically Absent

Thursday, November 06, 2014

During the 2012-2013 school year, more than 87,000 children in K-5 classrooms missed more than a month of class.
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Nurse Who Tested Negative for Ebola Will Not Comply with Quarantine

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kaci Hickox was transported to Maine after spending three days in a quarantine tent in Newark. She says her isolation is unjust and will sue if restrictions are not lifted.

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'No Indication' of Ebola in Newark Hospital Patient

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A passenger who flew in to Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday from Liberia via Brussels had been taken in for evaluation.  

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Report: Most Airbnb Rentals in New York Are Illegal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New York's Attorney General found that nearly 3/4 of the listings on Airbnb violate the law and hundreds of units are run as illegal hostels, housing multiple people in tight quarters.

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NYC Expands Food Waste Energy Program

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An experimental program that converts New Yorkers' food scraps into natural gas will be expanded.

The pilot program, launched last summer by the city's Department of Environmental Protection, now diverts up to two tons of organic food waste a day to the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint. That will ...

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With Record-Breaking Rainfall on LI, Islip Declares State of Emergency

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A slow-moving storm has deluged towns across Long Island and southeastern Connecticut, leaving as many as 2,000 without power. 

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MTA Says it Exterminated Subway Bedbugs

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Ahhhhhhh.

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Five Takeaways from the Health Commish on the City's Ebola Preparedness

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

CDC staffing at airports helps city, NYC health commissioner says.

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Antique Ship Mystery Solved

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The clue: a Revolutionary white oak.

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