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:

Madison McFerrin Pays Homage to Operatic Legend Sissieretta Jones

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin talks surviving criticism from Snoop Dogg, hosting her Sissieretta series, and the importance of building community. 


Writing the Stories of Black Girls in America

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

In "Some Places More Than Others," Renee Watson helps black girls navigate the world around them. 


Picturing Obama: Eight Years of Photographing the First Black President

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Imagine being a young black male photojournalist and getting the opportunity to capture Barack Obama and his family in the White House. Lawrence Jackson did that.

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Camping Under the Airplanes at Brooklyn's Camp Gateway

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A former airstrip in Brooklyn provides the opportunity to sleep under the stars.. and streetlights. 


"The Read" Comes To TV

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Crissle West and Kid Fury are taking their beloved podcast to the small screen.


New Memoir Captures "Wild and Precious Life" of Edie Windsor

Friday, October 04, 2019

Even before she became internationally famous as an activist for marriage equality, Edie Windsor was living an extraordinary life. 


Antwaun Sargent Wants to Shift the Visual Narrative on Beauty

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

"The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion" curates images from an informal movement of young black photographers.

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Rebel: 'Always in Season' Explores the History of Lynching Through a Layered Lens

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Filmmaker Jacqueline Olive's documentary "Always in Season" explores the history of lynching in America, and why it still matters that we talk about it today. 


Walter Mosley Thinks Everyone Should Be Able to Say "N-----"

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Free speech means some people are going to be uncomfortable, says the writer. "It should bother people. And that's why I said it."

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Lawsuit Challenges Transfer of Transgender Inmate to Women's Prison

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A transgender woman in New Jersey is set to move to a women's prison after over a year in men's facilities. But a challenge from corrections officers poses a possible delay.


Why Christina Coleman Shifted From Journalism To Politics

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Telling the stories of black women is something Christina Coleman did for years as a journalist. Now she's doing it in a different arena — the 2020 presidential campaign.

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A South Korean Adoptee Turns His Personal Story Into a Global Project

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

In "Side By Side," filmmakers Glenn and Julie Morey share the stories of 100 South Korean adult adoptees. "The most commonly used phrase of all was, 'I was the only one.'"   

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NY Public Library Lions Ready for a Cleaning

Monday, September 02, 2019

The New York Public Library's iconic lions are hitting the showers.

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Rebel: The 1619 Project Is Devastating and Invigorating

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The 1619 Project from The New York Times marks the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the American Slave trade. WNYC's cultural critic Rebecca Carroll says it's long overdue.  

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New Film Documents the Artistic Vision of the Visually Impaired

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Rodney Evans' "Vision Portraits" profiles four visually impaired artists -- including the filmmaker, who was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease early in his career.   


Woman's Death at Rikers Raises Questions

Friday, August 02, 2019

The recent death of a young woman held in isolation cell at Rikers Island raises questions about how the facility determines who is fit to be in solitary confinement. 


A New Directory Aims to Diversify the Podcast Industry

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

An acceptance speech citing the whiteness of the podcast industry became a call to action, and five audio producers of color responded by creating the POC In Audio directory.  

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Meshell Ndegeocello on Queen Sugar, Social Media, and Ephemeral Politics

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Twenty years after releasing her seminal album "Bitter," Meshell Ndegeocello reflects on her career — and how her music is a vehicle for people to come together.


Moving Eric Garner's Memory from Mind to Body

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Artist Shaun Leonardo wanted to replace the act of watching a video with the physicality of bearing witness. His performance piece "I Can't Breathe" made sure of that.

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ICE Raids Target 2,100 Families, Including Some In New York

Friday, July 12, 2019

The on-and-off again threats are creating lots of fear and confusion in the city's immigrant communities—and beyond.