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:

Before Remote Learning, There Was Sesame Street

Monday, September 21, 2020

In some ways, public television was the original remote learning. 

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"Terrific Tom" And The Mets' Time of Non-Ironic Nicknames

Thursday, September 03, 2020

WNYC's Jim O'Grady shares his memories of Mets great Tom Seaver, who died Monday. 

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Making Juneteenth a Public Holiday in New York

Friday, June 19, 2020

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman talks about her effort to get New York to recognize the day as a state holiday.

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Public Transit Still a Question as City Moves Toward Reopening

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could return to work as soon as next month. But one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is the question of HOW they'll get there.

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The View on Mike Bloomberg from the Southeast

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ahead of Super Tuesday, we checked in with three southeastern states — Tennessee, Arkansas and North Carolina — to hear how voters there are feeling about the former New York City mayor.

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Authorities Failed 8-Year Old Long Island Boy Who Died in NYPD Father's Custody, Report

Monday, February 03, 2020

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Records obtained by the New York Daily News show repeated complaints of abuse.

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“The Big Apple” Turns the Big 100

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A stray remark overheard at a New Orleans racetrack inspired an enduring nickname.

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Week Ahead: January 13, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

In this week's look ahead: the Supreme Court takes on Bridgegate convictions, New York-born adoptees get to see their original birth certificates, and early voting sites. 

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Massive Waste: New York City Fails to Get a Handle on Trash

Friday, January 10, 2020

New York City's inability to reduce the millions of tons of trash people and businesses produce annually is having serious consequences.

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The Atlantic City Boxing Match That Could Change The Sport For Women

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

If Claressa Shields beats former welterweight world champion Ivana Habazin, it could help push women's boxing into the mainstream.

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New York City's Failure To Recycle Is Also A Trash Problem

Monday, January 06, 2020

New York City does not recycle as well as it could. That leads to trash overflow and outsourcing refuse to landfills in outside communities.

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The End of an Era for Feminist Blogs

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Feministing, which paved the way for many other feminist sites, will shutter in the new year. 

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Donald Byrd's Theory of Disruption

Friday, December 06, 2019

A new dance opening tonight with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater tells the story of a race riot 98 years ago. 

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Exploring African Ancestry and Pushing Gender Barriers in Fashion

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Jamaican-American designer Damian Joel's "Songs of the Gullah" is a gender-neutral line of clothing inspired by the Gullah Geechee Nation.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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"The Read" Comes To TV

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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

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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. 

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