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:

Walter Mosley Thinks Everyone Should Be Able to Say "N-----"

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."

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Lawsuit Challenges Transfer of Transgender Inmate to Women's Prison

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.

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Why Christina Coleman Shifted From Journalism To Politics

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.

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A South Korean Adoptee Turns His Personal Story Into a Global Project

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.'"   

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NY Public Library Lions Ready for a Cleaning

Monday, September 02, 2019

The New York Public Library's iconic lions are hitting the showers.

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Rebel: The 1619 Project Is Devastating and Invigorating

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.  

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New Film Documents the Artistic Vision of the Visually Impaired

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.   

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Woman's Death at Rikers Raises Questions

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. 

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A New Directory Aims to Diversify the Podcast Industry

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.  

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Meshell Ndegeocello on Queen Sugar, Social Media, and Ephemeral Politics

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.

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Moving Eric Garner's Memory from Mind to Body

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.

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ICE Raids Target 2,100 Families, Including Some In New York

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.

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Savion Glover is Here to Make You Respond

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

In his new show at the Joyce Theater, tap legend Savion Glover calls upon choreographers and performers who came before him to have a conversation conducted through dance.

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"Pigeonhole" Looks at Bengalis Who Passed as Black to Survive

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A new exhibit looks at the little-known history of Bengalis who migrated to America in the early 20th century — and adopted public identities as black Americans.

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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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