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. 


Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Former NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Weighs in on the Debate

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? 

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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation

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.

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PEOPLE Writer: "Donald Trump Forced Himself on Me."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Writer Natasha Stoynoff covered Donald Trump for PEOPLE magazine in the early 2000s. 


Christie Maintains Key Role in Trump Campaign, Despite Onslaught of Unflattering News

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.

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New York Archbishop Establishes Fund for Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The fund will be administered by Kenneth Feinburg, the attorney who headed up the September 11th Victims compensation fund. 

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Former Cuomo Aide Facing Federal Charges

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.


After More Violence at J'Ouvert, a Call for Change

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall, says holding the celebration before dawn in a neighborhood that struggles with violence is asking for problems.

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Two Killed, Two Injured in Shootings During J'Ouvert

Monday, September 05, 2016

Despite a promise from the city of unprecedented precautions during Monday morning's J'Ouvert carnival in Brooklyn, there was violence along the parade route.

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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.


Eavesdropping on Ocean Giants

Thursday, July 28, 2016

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


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.


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.  


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.


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?


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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