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. 

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Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond is Ready to Minister to the Masses

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." 

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Zach Stafford on the Future of Queer Media and Stepping Into Big "AM To DM" Shoes

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. 

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Commemorating Stonewall Through the Art of Queer Millennials

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.

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Week Ahead: June 3, 2019

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. 

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Walt Whitman Turns 200, So It's Time to Be Honest About His Racism

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.

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"Dealing in Dreams" Is a Love Letter to the Bronx

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. 

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"Good Talk" Shows How One Mixed Race Family Navigates New York City

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.  

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Liz Johnson Artur Creates Black Visual Community with "Dusha"

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. 

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Goodbye to the Old Morning Edition Theme

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.

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'See You Yesterday' Is a Sci-Fi Black Lives Matter Anthem for the Next Generation

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.

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"Sprinter" Filmmaker Talks About Coming of Age in New York City

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.

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Lawyer and Comedian Andrea Coleman is Here to Judge Your Laws

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Andrea Coleman can prepare a deposition for a racist client — and turn it into comedy in one fell swoop.

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Fighting White Supremacy with a Celebration of Blackness

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. 

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REBEL: Artist Torkwase Dyson Is Trying to "Desperately Live Up to Blackness"

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. 

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REBEL: Climate Change is a Social Justice Issue

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.

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REBEL: Actor and Author Karyn Parsons on the Power of Storytelling

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.

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Less Snow in NYC Than Anticipated, But Still a Snow Day for Students

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.

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Don't Stop Believing: The Sopranos Turns 20

Thursday, January 10, 2019

20 years ago today, a visibly skeptical Tony Soprano went to see a psychiatrist.

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Doodling to Deportation: How Students Pay the Price for Trump Crackdown

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.

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Who Should Enforce the Rules of the Quiet Car?

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?

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