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:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin talks surviving criticism from Snoop Dogg, hosting her Sissieretta series, and the importance of building community.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
In "Some Places More Than Others," Renee Watson helps black girls navigate the world around them.
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.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
A former airstrip in Brooklyn provides the opportunity to sleep under the stars.. and streetlights.
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Crissle West and Kid Fury are taking their beloved podcast to the small screen.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Even before she became internationally famous as an activist for marriage equality, Edie Windsor was living an extraordinary life.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
"The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion" curates images from an informal movement of young black photographers.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.'"
Monday, September 02, 2019
The New York Public Library's iconic lions are hitting the showers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.