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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:

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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Which Subway Line is The Dirtiest?

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Good news if you ride the L, bad news if you take the D train.

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Report Raised Red Flags About Infrastructure Before Collapse

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new report found that half of the city's gas lines are made up of cast iron or unprotected steel—the most leak-prone material.

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Electric Bike Ban Roils Restaurant Workers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

It's a relief to some, but delivery workers say old-fashioned pedal power isn't enough.

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NYC Leading Nationwide Transit Boom

Monday, March 10, 2014

New York City is leading a nationwide boom in public transportation use.

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Measles Cases Confirmed in Manhattan and Bronx

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Health Department says it has identified 16 cases of measles in New York City.

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High Rent Pushes More Bronx Families into Homelessness

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Bronx accounts for the largest segment of the city's homeless population so far this fiscal year, with more than a thousand families in the shelter system. Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

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Mayor Fills Record Number of Potholes — One Personally

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mayor de Blasio took to the streets of Maspeth Queens, shovel in hand, to face a familiar foe.

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Mayor Versus Nature, Take Two

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A rookie mayor takes office, and a few days later, crazy winter weather hits and keeps on hitting in what ends up being a test of leadership. Sound familiar? It happened to Ed Koch, and it's happening now.

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