Alec Hamilton

Senior Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton is WNYC's Morning Edition producer.

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:

Less Snow in NYC Than Anticipated, But Still a Snow Day for Students

Monday, March 04, 2019

A hazardous travel advisory is in effect in New York City through Monday morning. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for his state, which saw more snow.


Don't Stop Believing: The Sopranos Turns 20

Thursday, January 10, 2019

20 years ago today, a visibly skeptical Tony Soprano went to see a psychiatrist.


Doodling to Deportation: How Students Pay the Price for Trump Crackdown

Friday, December 28, 2018

As the Trump administration cracks down on the Central American street gang MS-13, high school students in Long Island's Suffolk County are increasingly caught in the cross-hairs.


Who Should Enforce the Rules of the Quiet Car?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

If you commute by train, you might be one of those people who really savors the "quiet car." But whose job is it to speak up when someone breaks the silence?

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Life After 'I Can't Breathe'

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The video of Eric Garner's death galvanized the movement around police use of force. The man who took the video is in prison.

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Reckoning With Colonialism, A Year After Maria Hit Puerto Rico

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega checks in from Puerto Rico, where she says many locals are advocating for statehood or independence after years of feeling neglected by the U.S. government.


Without an Internet Barrier, Transgender Sex Workers Feel Less Safe

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Transgender sex workers, more so than other sex workers, may be predisposed to more harm without the safety that online vetting can provide. 


He Wrote About Cars for a Living, But He Really Covered Race and Class

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Washington Post columnist Warren Brown was close friends with WNYC producer Alec Hamilton's mother, Martha Hamilton. He died Thursday at the age of 70.


'Fireman'? That's 'Firefighter' to You and Me

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

A bill headed to governor's desk would acknowledge the reality that not all police and firefighters are male.


Contest Challenges Cities to Get Wild

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

New York is putting in a strong performance in the City Nature Challenge.


City Pigeons Strike a Pose in 'The New York Pigeon'

Friday, April 06, 2018

Photographer Andrew Garn's latest portrait collection features 144 pages of New York City's pigeons in flight, at rest, and close-up.

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Don't Fear the Subway (Too Much)

Monday, February 19, 2018

On the one hand, there's some guy coughing really hard on the train with you. On the other hand, those germs are less likely to make it your face.

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Democrats Reboot Agenda Branding

Monday, July 24, 2017

An attempt to rebrand the party's economic message is getting some blowback.


For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

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.


Transgender New Jersey Boy Barred from Boy Scouts

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.

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New NYPD Policy Allows Observant Officers To Grow Beards, Wear Turbans

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The policy change at the NYPD was a year-and-a-half in the making. 

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Questions Surround Jehovah's Witness HQ and Allegations of Sex Abuse

Thursday, December 29, 2016

An investigation into the Watchtower reveals a culture of secrecy — and alleged abuse. 

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In NYC a Black Santa is Hard to Find

Friday, December 23, 2016

In a city that prides itself on diversity, tracking down a black Santa is harder than you'd think.


New Yorkers Differ on Trump's Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel

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.


Four Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, Conspiracy Theorists Still Claim It Was a Hoax

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.