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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:

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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Brooklyn Bridge Flags Remain Mysterious as NYPD Investigates

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Police officials said the white flags that appeared this morning atop the bridge had no terrorism or protest connection, but they still consider it a serious matter.

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NJ Governor Busts a Move on The Tonight Show

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie danced, cracked jokes and traded good-natured insults with Jimmy Fallon during his appearance on The Tonight Show Thursday night.

In honor of Father's Day, Christie and Fallon started off the show in khaki pants and tucked-in polo shirts to perform a skit on ...

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NYCLU Launches Campaign Inspired by Hit Series

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Inspired by Orange Is the New Black, the NYCLU is launching a campaign to draw attention to conditions in prisons in Suffolk County.

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Gay Rights Activist and Stonewall Rebel Dies at 93

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

DeLarverie, who worked as a bouncer at several gay nightclubs, punched an undercover police officer at Stonewall after being called a gay slur.

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Leveling the Playing Field Between Rich and Poor Parks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neighborhood green spaces need more money. Should the city take it from better-funded parks?

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Cigars, Casinos and Tanning Salons: Legit Campaign Expenses?

Monday, May 12, 2014

The committee investigating corruption among New York State lawmakers is no more, but there's new evidence of what it was honing in on when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo chose to disband it.

The governor ended the Moreland Commission last month as part of a budget deal with state ...

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