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:

Why A Federal Monitorship Hasn't Made Things At Rikers Better

Friday, October 01, 2021

It's been six years since a federal monitor was appointed to oversee reforms at Rikers. Yet things there have gone from bad to worse. 


As Kids Head Back To School, They’re Facing Allergies And A Double Surge Of Viruses

Thursday, September 09, 2021

The back-to-school season typically coincides with the annual resurgence of colds and allergies. But this year, there’s a COVID pandemic layered on top.


Self-Harm Is Spiking In New York City Jails

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The rise started a few months into the pandemic, while many jail services and programs were not available.

Challenges Facing Gov. Kathy Hochul As She Takes Over

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Hochul is one of nine woman governors in the country.


UN Climate Report Says There’s Still Time To Stop Worst Disasters—What NY, NJ Need To Prioritize

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The report says recent progress has slowed the release of carbon, and immediate measures could waylay the worst of future droughts, heat waves and rain-soaked floods.


The COVID Data That New York State Makes Hard To Find -- Or Won't Release

Friday, July 16, 2021

This week, the Associated Press reported that New York's COVID-19 death tally is lower than the federal government’s count. That's just the tip of the iceberg.


How Parents Can Prepare For The Delta Variant

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Because COVID-19 vaccines remain unavailable for anyone under 12, many parents are in the awkward position of being protected against the virus while their kids are not.


Former Commissioner Bill Bratton Looks Back

Friday, July 02, 2021

In his more than 40-year career in law enforcement, Bill Bratton is one of only two people to have served as NYPD commissioner twice. 

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As Live Performances Restart, Local Musicians Look to the Future

Friday, June 04, 2021

As New York begins to look ahead to a summer of live performances, we're checking in with different corners of the city's music scene.


Poetry is a Revolution: US Youth Poet Laureate Meera Disgupta on Why Poetry Matters Now

Thursday, April 29, 2021

"To have more young voices, more intersectional, intergenerational voices speak could really hold people to power."


They Got Vaccinated. Then They Got COVID. Here's Why That Happens.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

WNYC's health and science editor breaks down how often so-called "breakthrough infections" might happen with the COVID vaccines and who is more likely to experience one.


How NYC Is Keeping Tabs On COVID Variants

Friday, April 02, 2021

WNYC takes a tour through the city laboratories that are tracking these mutants as they spread.


WNYC' s David Furst Passes Baton to New Morning Edition Host Michael Hill

Friday, March 19, 2021

David has hosted since last summer. Michael starts Monday.

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Study: NY Children With COVID-19 Recorded Higher Than Normal Kidney Injuries

Monday, March 15, 2021

A new report from Northwell Health, the state’s largest health system, spots a worrying complication for kids with COVID-19. Here’s what parents need to know. 


What New York Needs To Fill Its COVID-19 Vaccine Gaps

Monday, February 08, 2021

More New Yorkers are now eligible. So what should people expect with the expansion? Also: a simple tip for addressing vaccine hesitancy.


NY's Congressional Objectors Face Skittish Donors

Friday, January 15, 2021

Members of Congress from New York were among those who objected to certifying the election. WNYC and Gothamist looked into who their financial backers are, and where they stand.


Five Years Ago, Cuomo Set Out To End The AIDS Pandemic By 2020. Here's Where We Are.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Health Department’s Division of Disease Control, gives an update. 


New York City's Public Schools To Reopen to Youngest Learners

Monday, November 30, 2020

Less than two weeks after shuttering schools due to rising coronavirus rates, Mayor de Blasio says they'll reopen for some students next Monday. 


Before Remote Learning, There Was Sesame Street

Monday, September 21, 2020

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


"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.