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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:

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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Arrested City Councilman Insists He's Innocent

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

City Councilman Ruben Wills of Queens has been arrested on charges of misusing public funds, according to an official with knowledge of the case.

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Cherry Blossoms with Cosplay

Saturday, April 26, 2014

One of the true signs of spring is being celebrated this weekend, along with all things Japanese.

Sakura Matsuri at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the annual festival of Japanese culture. It often coincides with the flowering of the garden's hundreds of cherry trees.

The festival features music ...

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Among the Orchids, Evidence of Evolution

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Among the hundreds of species on display at the New York Botanical Gardens right now, one particular orchid stands out for its role in history.

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The Inside of Bodies, at Home in Times Square

Sunday, March 30, 2014

An exhibit that probes the wonders of the human body is moving into a permanent home in Times Square.

"Body Worlds: Pulse" is an exhibit of preserved human bodies with skin and muscles selectively peeled back to display body systems. It's been on display at Discovery Times Square for ...

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NY Throws Shade on Tanning Salon

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The investigation found that Hollywood Tans claimed tanning can "help your body create vitamin D to prevent cancer."

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Tenants Optimistic that Rent Freeze Possible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rent-stabilized tenants are hoping for good news from the new members of the Rent Guidelines Board.

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