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.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has appointed former New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton to head the city's police force once again.
Some big box stores are hoping Americans will be hungry for a heaping helping of shopping with their turkey and cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving.
Authorities say they do not believe the alleged gunman who killed himself after causing a lockdown at New Jersey's largest shopping mall Monday night wanted to hurt other people.
Hundreds of Michael Jacksons will be on the streets of New York for Halloween tonight. But for at least two New Yorkers, nailing the pop star's signature moves is a year-round obsession.
There are thousands of artists in New York City. Some are famous internationally, while others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft in basements or on stage. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices.
Several good government groups and local politicians are taking on the New York City Board of Elections over their decision to use a tiny font on the ballot for the general election next month.
A new report says that average temperatures in New York will be hotter than ever, at least in recorded history, by the year 2047.
This autumn, the Bard is on Broadway with several new Shakespeare performances. Some big name stars are making appearances, including two known for recent appearances as rival super heroes in the X-Men movies.
A new report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates New Jersey residents will face higher average rates than New Yorkers through health care exchanges that are being set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
A new Quinnipiac poll finds Newark Mayor Cory Booker continues to lead in the U.S. Senate race against his rival, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan. But Lonegan does seem to be picking up support.
A crackdown on posting fake online reviews has concluded with 19 companies agreeing to stop the practice and pay fines totaling more than $350,000, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office.
New York City Opera will be forced to cancel most of its current season and all of next season if it does not raise $20 million by the end of December, company officials said on Sunday.
If you've noticed some enormous wasps buzzing through New York City parks recently, you're not alone. The two-inch long black and yellow Eastern Cicada Killer wasp has been turning heads and quickening steps from Prospect Park to Central Park, as the insect's late summer season draws to a close.
While Syria's civil war has ravaged the country for more than two years, very few Syrian refugees have sought safety in the United States. The New York-based International Rescue Committee says that may be poised to change, however.
If the latest proposal to curb tobacco use in New York City passes, the largest city in the country will be following in the footsteps of Needham, Mass., a suburb of Boston with a population of 28,886.
"I always look at April as sort of Broadway's clown car; the producers always see how many shows they can cram into that last two or three weeks." — Daily News theater critic Joe Dziemianowicz.
A new report shows New Jersey's county jails are full of people who could not afford bail and are currently awaiting trial.
As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage Tuesday, same-sex couples lined up at the city's marriage bureau in Lower Manhattan to exchange vows. It's something Erika Karp and Sari Kessler are familiar with. They were one of the first same-sex couples to get married the day it became legal in New York.
A handful of performances, both on and off Broadway, are making headlines this month — for reasons both good and bad: Of one of the newest shows on the Great White Way, one critic fumes: "It's one of the worst things that I've seen on Broadway in I don't know how long."