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.
Alec Hamilton appears in the following:
Monday, January 16, 2017
More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says the Boy Scouts of America kicked him out after learning that he is transgender.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The policy change at the NYPD was a year-and-a-half in the making.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
An investigation into the Watchtower reveals a culture of secrecy — and alleged abuse.
Friday, December 23, 2016
In a city that prides itself on diversity, tracking down a black Santa is harder than you'd think.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Attorney David Friedman supports Israeli settlements — and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His nomination has sparked both praise and outrage.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
In the years following the mass shooting of children, conspiracy theories have surfaced claiming it never happened — that it was a scam set up by politicians and gun control advocates.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
A new AIDS memorial is being dedicated in Greenwich Village today as questions swirl about members of President-elect Trump's team who have records of opposing LGBT rights.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Many stores had lines of bargain hunters stretching down the block the day after Thanksgiving. So did a pet shelter on the Upper East Side which waived adoption fees for its cats.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The oil giant says the Rockefeller family has used its wealth to bankroll politically-motivated investigations and campaigns against it.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
More than 100 women have been stuck for three years in a jail in Brooklyn that violates international standards for treatment of prisoners.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A broken rail in one of the East River tunnels is causing delays and cancellations on Amtrak, NJ Transit and the LIRR.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Since the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center has tallied nearly 300 reports of hateful speech, vandalism, and other harassment.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
It's unclear what reasons the defense is giving, as almost all of the four-page request has been redacted.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Last night's debate was Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's last chance to reach out to any remaining undecided voters. Was anyone swayed?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by one developer: Donald Trump.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Writer Natasha Stoynoff covered Donald Trump for PEOPLE magazine in the early 2000s.
Friday, October 07, 2016
The corruption trial underway into Bridgegate has exposed all sorts of skullduggery in the Christie Administration. But Chris Christie remains an important surrogate for the GOP nominee.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
The fund will be administered by Kenneth Feinburg, the attorney who headed up the September 11th Victims compensation fund.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
The federal investigation into Gov. Cuomo's "Buffalo Billions" initiative has yielded bribery and fraud charges against nine people — including a former top aide to the governor.