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.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The 119-year-old New York Theological Seminary now has its first black president. "It's exciting," says Dr. LaKeesha Walrond. "But you wonder why and how did it take so long."
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
In December, Zach Stafford was named the first black editor in The Advocate's 50-year history. In May, he was tapped to co-host Buzzfeed's AM To DM.
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
In a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, artists younger than the Stonewall rebellion explore themes of identity, gender and race — and the 'double closet' of being gay and undocumented.
Monday, June 03, 2019
Coming up this week: the disciplinary trial of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo continues. It's crunch time for Albany legislators. And: New Jersey's primary is Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Writer Harmony Holiday says "there's a new level of honesty" in how readers are ready to challenge Whitman's work.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Author Lilliam Rivera grew up in NYCHA housing in the Bronx. In her new young adult novel, her childhood apartment becomes luxury housing, set in a dystopian future.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
In her new graphic novel, Indian-American author Mira Jacobs captures conversations with her son about growing up brown in New York City.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
In her first solo museum exhibition, Russian Ghanaian artist and photographer presents three decades worth of work focusing on people and scenes reflecting global blackness.
Friday, May 03, 2019
NPR will introduce new theme music for Morning Edition this Monday. Friday — the last day the theme will be played on WNYC — we gave it a send off.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Stefon Bristol's first feature film, "See You Yesterday," follows two black Bronx Science students intent on inventing time travel. Oh, and Spike Lee was the executive producer.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Jamaican-born Storm Saulter says New York City is "a place of creative renewal" that helped him grow as an artist.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Andrea Coleman can prepare a deposition for a racist client — and turn it into comedy in one fell swoop.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In their new book, How We Fight White Supremacy, Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin amplify black joy and humor and complexity in the face of systemic racism.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Torkwase Dyson's art mines the history of black bodies in America — and connects it to urgent issues of climate change and migration.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The face of environmental activism is changing, and while some of that is due to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it's also part of a "moral examination" of energy systems.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Karyn Parsons has made it her mission to bring stories about black Americans to young folks in new ways. "It would change the way they looked at the world as they entered it," she says.
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.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
20 years ago today, a visibly skeptical Tony Soprano went to see a psychiatrist.
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.
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?