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:

They Got Vaccinated. Then They Got COVID. Here's Why That Happens.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

WNYC's health and science editor breaks down how often so-called "breakthrough infections" might happen with the COVID vaccines and who is more likely to experience one.


How NYC Is Keeping Tabs On COVID Variants

Friday, April 02, 2021

WNYC takes a tour through the city laboratories that are tracking these mutants as they spread.


WNYC' s David Furst Passes Baton to New Morning Edition Host Michael Hill

Friday, March 19, 2021

David has hosted since last summer. Michael starts Monday.

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Study: NY Children With COVID-19 Recorded Higher Than Normal Kidney Injuries

Monday, March 15, 2021

A new report from Northwell Health, the state’s largest health system, spots a worrying complication for kids with COVID-19. Here’s what parents need to know. 


What New York Needs To Fill Its COVID-19 Vaccine Gaps

Monday, February 08, 2021

More New Yorkers are now eligible. So what should people expect with the expansion? Also: a simple tip for addressing vaccine hesitancy.


NY's Congressional Objectors Face Skittish Donors

Friday, January 15, 2021

Members of Congress from New York were among those who objected to certifying the election. WNYC and Gothamist looked into who their financial backers are, and where they stand.


Five Years Ago, Cuomo Set Out To End The AIDS Pandemic By 2020. Here's Where We Are.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Health Department’s Division of Disease Control, gives an update. 


New York City's Public Schools To Reopen to Youngest Learners

Monday, November 30, 2020

Less than two weeks after shuttering schools due to rising coronavirus rates, Mayor de Blasio says they'll reopen for some students next Monday. 


Before Remote Learning, There Was Sesame Street

Monday, September 21, 2020

In some ways, public television was the original remote learning. 


"Terrific Tom" And The Mets' Time of Non-Ironic Nicknames

Thursday, September 03, 2020

WNYC's Jim O'Grady shares his memories of Mets great Tom Seaver, who died Monday. 


Making Juneteenth a Public Holiday in New York

Friday, June 19, 2020

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman talks about her effort to get New York to recognize the day as a state holiday.


Public Transit Still a Question as City Moves Toward Reopening

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could return to work as soon as next month. But one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is the question of HOW they'll get there.

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The View on Mike Bloomberg from the Southeast

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ahead of Super Tuesday, we checked in with three southeastern states — Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina — to hear how voters there are feeling about the former New York City mayor.


Authorities Failed 8-Year Old Long Island Boy Who Died in NYPD Father's Custody, Report

Monday, February 03, 2020

Records obtained by the New York Daily News show repeated complaints of abuse.

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“The Big Apple” Turns the Big 100

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A stray remark overheard at a New Orleans racetrack inspired an enduring nickname.

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Week Ahead: January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

In this week's look ahead: the Supreme Court takes on Bridgegate convictions, New York-born adoptees get to see their original birth certificates, and early voting sites. 


Massive Waste: New York City Fails to Get a Handle on Trash

Friday, January 10, 2020

New York City's inability to reduce the millions of tons of trash people and businesses produce annually is having serious consequences.

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The Atlantic City Boxing Match That Could Change The Sport For Women

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

If Claressa Shields beats former welterweight world champion Ivana Habazin, it could help push women's boxing into the mainstream.


New York City's Failure To Recycle Is Also A Trash Problem

Monday, January 06, 2020

New York City does not recycle as well as it could. That leads to trash overflow and outsourcing refuse to landfills in outside communities.

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The End of an Era for Feminist Blogs

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Feministing, which paved the way for many other feminist sites, will shutter in the new year.