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:

Mayor Adams slams Supreme Court decision striking down New York's conceal carry restrictions

Friday, June 24, 2022

Mayor Adams said he's concerned for New York City's public safety.

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Former Connecticut Gov. weighs in on Texas mass shooting at elementary school

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Former Gov. Dan Malloy led the state during the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012.


The poems of poetry month

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Here are some of the contributions listeners have sent in to us for our poetry month challenge. 

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NJ tumor cluster prompts investigation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

New Jersey health officials are investigating after a cluster of people with rare brain tumors were all found to share a link to a high school in Middlesex County.

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Open Orchard art project aims to restore NYC’s long-lost fruit trees

Monday, April 11, 2022

Most of these historic fruits were once plentiful on the city’s grassy knolls and hills. But they’ve since been mostly lost to climate change and mass agriculture.


Poetry Month with 12 year old Poet Kalima Crawford

Thursday, April 07, 2022

12 year old Kalima Crawford joined Morning Edition to talk poetry and why it matters.

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Making beats behind bars: How ‘The Free Studio’ helps incarcerated New Yorkers find their voices

Monday, April 04, 2022

The program teaches people incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other NYC jails how to write and produce hip-hop.

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Report: NJ Township paid to prevent release of recordings of mayor allegedly using racist and sexist language

Thursday, March 31, 2022

NJ Advance Media obtained the recordings through a draft of a lawsuit.


Poetry Month Kicks Off with Bronx Poet Laureate Haydil Henriquez

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Haydil Henriquez is the first ever Bronx Poet Laureate.

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Wildflower of the Week: Witch Hazel

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

It's starting to look a little more cheery outside, now that plants are beginning their spring flowering.


Research center readies care for long-haulers as NJ enters third year of pandemic

Friday, March 04, 2022

The medical director of the COVID-19 Institute of New Jersey explains where the pandemic is heading in terms of chronic conditions. 

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Wildflower of the week: Cornelian cherry

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

It may be cold outside — but we're already looking ahead to spring and local wildflowers.


The NYPD Squashed Disciplinary Charges For Officers Accused Of Wrongful Arrests, Hitting Boy With Police Car

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

The boys arrested hadn't fit any specific description of the people involved in robbery, nor were they charged with anything.


The Lives Lost at Rikers in 2021

Monday, January 24, 2022

Fifteen people held at the Rikers Island jail died there in 2021. Two reporters set out to tell their stories. 


Brooklyn Wildlife Rescuer Saves Everything From Albino Pythons to Slider Turtles

Friday, January 21, 2022

Prospect Park is home to a lot of animals, some native, some abandoned. Luckily, they have Marty Woess on their side. 


One NJ Hospital Hit Hard by the Pandemic Faces Another Wave

Friday, January 07, 2022

With the omicron variant driving another surge in COVID-19 cases, Holy Name Medical Center is again seeing a wave of admissions. 


DOC Head Fires Department Watchdog In First Week On Job

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The head of jails for New York City started his first week on the job by firing the person in charge of investigating wrong-doing in the department.


'The Shape of Things': Carrie Mae Weems at the Park Avenue Armory

Friday, December 17, 2021

A new installation speaks to our current political moment using technologies popular during the 1860s — because the past, Weems says, is still with us.


How NYC Is Tracking Down Omicron Cases

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The head of NYC Test & Trace discusses how this public health initiative is looking for omicron cases, including those connected to an early outbreak at a Manhattan anime festival.


Grading De Blasio: How He Weathered Being The Climate Disaster Mayor

Friday, December 10, 2021

The de Blasio administration has highlighted the complex challenges facing the people of many coastal cities around the world.