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Alec Hamilton

Associate Producer, WNYC News


Alec Hamilton is an associate producer for Morning Edition. She’s also the producer and voice of WNYC’s regular science segment Hypothesis, which explores the unknown faster than you can drink a glass of water and test all your pens.

In order to have the day’s news ready when your alarm clock goes off, she 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 DC,  Washington State, and northern Mexico. 

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Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

After Naming 92 Species, Taxonomist Says, 'I Want to Know Them All'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

He says giving living things names isn't about Latin; it's about appreciating biological diversity. 

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The Complicated Legacy Bratton Leaves Behind

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The most visible cop in America is turning in his badge at a time of unprecedented turmoil between police and communities of color.

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Eavesdropping on Ocean Giants

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A new oceanic listening device is shedding light on whales off the coast of New York.

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The City's Slimiest, Slowest Landscapers

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Earthworms are changing the varieties of trees growing in New York City parks. 

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Tiny Creature, Mighty Sting

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Pacific jellyfish never before spotted in New Jersey is suddenly turning up on the Jersey Shore this summer.

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Tuesday's Congressional Elections Could Affect Balance in the House

Friday, June 24, 2016

Voters in New York will have a chance Tuesday to help decide which party controls the House of Representatives after November’s elections.  

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A Very Different Kind of New York City Map

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A new "habitat map" shows why the city's natural spaces host such a wide variety of plant and animal life.

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An Icon of the Wild West Becomes a Secret New Yorker

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Stealth and human-built infrastructure may be the secret to the coyote's success in the city. 

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Trump Rally Pays Down Christie's Campaign Debt

Friday, May 20, 2016

A rally in New Jersey for apparent GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was also lucrative for Governor Chris Christie.

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The Best of #WildNYC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who knew that scarlet tanagers, giant moon jellies and humpback whales call the New York City area home?

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New Investigation Sheds Light on Those Buried on Hart Island

Monday, May 16, 2016

An investigation by the New York Times traces the lives of those buried there, and the paths that led them to the city's mass graves for the unclaimed.

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Peter Rabbit's Transportation Problem

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Queens Zoo is working to turn around the dramatic decline of the New England Cottontail Rabbit.

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Show Us Your Wild Side, NYC!

Friday, April 22, 2016

New York City is wilder than you think. Submit your nature snaps using #WildNYC!

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Bernie Sanders Rally Draws Thousands to Prospect Park

Monday, April 18, 2016

With the New York primary coming Tuesday, Sanders made his case before Brooklyn voters one last time.

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A Rapper Drops It Like It's Getting Hotter

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A performer who blends hip-hop and climate science says, "I put myself in the same category as Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, only I rhyme."

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She Researches the World Without Leaving the Upper West Side

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Fordham geneticist has found an unlikely time machine in the bones stored in back rooms at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sometimes nature, along with a little engineering, can help heal the worst that humans throw at it.

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How Donald Trump's Big Persona Plays in the Big State of Texas

Friday, February 26, 2016

The national front-runner is trying to make up ground against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who—according to recent polls—has moved passed Trump among Republicans in the Lone Star State.

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How Outsiders Cracked a 50-Year-Old Math Mystery

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A recent breakthrough in mathematics offers a lesson in the importance of generalization.

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City Landmarks Commission Tackles Backlog

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Bergdorf-Goodman Building on Fifth Avenue, the neon Pepsi sign in Long Island City, and Snug Harbor on Staten Island are among the properties nominated as landmarks.

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