Alec Hamilton

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Alec Hamilton is an associate producer for Morning Edition. She’s also the producer and voice of WNYC’s regular science segment Hypothesis, which explores the unknown faster than you can drink a glass of water and test all your pens.

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:

Construction Deaths Up Amid Building Boom

Friday, November 27, 2015

A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.


Untruths and Donald Trump

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is frequently called out on the accuracy of his claims. But his untruths aren't hurting his standing among supporters.


How They Voted: Local Lawmakers Weigh in on Syrian Refugee Debate

Friday, November 20, 2015

A look at how the Congressional delegations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut voted on the American SAFE Act of 2015.

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Moldy Bananas May Hold the Secret to Saving Bats' Lives

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How a 25-year-old graduate student in a messy lab came up with a promising solution to a deadly disease.

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The Magic School Bus Comes to Life

Thursday, November 05, 2015

A decommissioned San Fransisco transit bus brings high powered microscopes and enthusiastic scientists to New York City schoolchildren.

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NYPD Terrorism Commissioner Says Protecting City Requires "Balance"

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

The head of NYPD's counter-terrorism unit says there's a balance between protecting the public from attacks and not invading people's privacy or infringing on their rights.

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The Gray Whale Sneaks Back into the Atlantic, Two Centuries Later

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A researcher says gray whales used to roam back and forth between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Their reappearance off of Africa may be due to global warming.

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Mayor de Blasio to Spend More on Fighting Homelessness

Monday, September 28, 2015

The city will hire more lawyers to help families facing eviction and focus efforts on rapidly gentrifying areas.

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High Fives for Staten Island's Very Own Frog Species

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Modern technology has validated a decades-old hunch about a New York native.  

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Candida Royalle, Feminist Porn Pioneer, Dies at 64

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Candida Royalle started out as a performer in porn films before moving behind the camera. 


Legionnaires' Strikes Some as Young as 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.

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Garner's Death Means 'Transformation' of Relationship Between Police and Community

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Garner family spiritual adviser says he's hopeful that police and community will "stay at the table" of compromise for police reforms. 

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NYPD Making Some Undocumented Stops, Monitor Report Says

Friday, July 10, 2015

Since a court ruling, stops have plummeted from an all-time high in 2011 of 685,724. There were 46,235 in 2014, and for the first quarter of this year, there were only 7,135.


Parts of Central and Prospect Parks to be Car-Free

Thursday, June 18, 2015

More bird song, less honking horns.

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Teen Who Spent Three Years At Rikers Commits Suicide

Monday, June 08, 2015

Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was sent to Rikers on a robbery charge. He spent three years at the jail without being convicted of a crime.

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Hear the Triple Crown Crowd Go Crazy Over American Pharoah Win

Saturday, June 06, 2015

As American Pharoah entered the home stretch, the crowd at Belmont screamed.

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LIRR Also a Winner at the Belmont Stakes

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Long Island Rail Road was seeking to heal its bruised reputation after last year's fiasco.


American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the stands, people screamed and tore off their hats, embraced, and waved betting tickets in the air.


How Dan Donovan's Win Could Shake Up Politics on Staten Island

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan is headed to Congress after rolling to victory in Tuesday's special election.


NYC Businesses Only Recycle a Fourth of Their Waste: Report

Monday, April 20, 2015

One environmental lawyer says the city's commercial recycling rate is at the "back of the pack" compared to other rates nationally.