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:

"Who commanded this unit?" The federal monitor for Newark's police on Tyre Nichol's death.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

As the video of police in Memphis fatally beating Tyre Nichols continues to resonate, the conversation around policing is moving from a call for reform to a call for a re-imagining.

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Brooklyn Nonprofit Puts Young Rockers on Stage to Help Other Kids

Friday, December 09, 2022

A Brooklyn nonprofit is helping young musicians find their voice and their cause. 

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Recent attacks sparking concerns over a larger pattern targeting gay men

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

The recent robberies and deaths of two men who police say may have been drugged at gay bars in Manhattan has sparked wider fears in the community.

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How inspiration for a beloved Muppets earworm came from a movie showing in Midtown

Friday, December 02, 2022

You'll never get the song out of your head. But the back story IS worth it.

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Manhattan DA says he won't prosecute a woman arrested in the death of her abusive husband.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Alvin Bragg says he is no longer convinced that Tracy McCarter should be prosecuted in the stabbing death of James Murray.

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As battery fires increase, NYC Council looks for ways to reduce the danger

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The New York City Fire Department says it has documented 188 battery fires this year—more than 4 times the number for all of 2020. 

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Bronx-born disco-era singer and producer Richie Weeks steps back into the spotlight with a collection of unheard tracks

Friday, September 30, 2022

During disco's heyday, Richie Weeks collaborated with stars and played legendary nightclubs, and then reported for work at the Post Office. A new album helps to share his story.

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Here comes fall. Or as some call it, spider season.

Friday, September 23, 2022

In many parts of the country, including the tri-state region, the first falling leaves coincide with an uptick in spider spottings.

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Here are the best places to check out fall leaves, according to a foliage expert

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Leaves across the region are already starting to change and produce extraordinary colors.

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A teacher was disciplined for giving students access to a banned book list. Now she's speaking out.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Oklahoma Secretary of Education called for her teaching certificate to be revoked after she shared access to the Brooklyn Public Library's "Books UnBanned" program. 

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Top beatboxers head to New Jersey to show off their skills

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

"When you hear beatboxing through huge sound systems, speakers, that's when you see the real power of beatboxing."

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At a farm stand outside Sing Sing, a new rule on packages in prisons brings big change.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Farm stand volunteers say they will remain a gathering place for families, even if their produce can no longer be brought inside.

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Is monkeypox an STI? Why the answer matters for slowing New York’s outbreak

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Labeling monkeypox as a "sexually transmitted infection" could ensure free access to some health care, but the virus doesn't fit the classic definition.

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Reflecting on the Newark Rebellion, 55 years out

Friday, July 15, 2022

Lawrence Hamm is a long-time Newark activist and the chairman of the People's Organization for Progress. 

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Uncovering the bathrooms of NYC, one TikTok at a time.

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

The got2goNYC TikTok account shares restroom codes around New York City in an effort to make bathrooms more accessible for all.

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What the Supreme Court’s ruling on EPA authority means for air quality and local health

Friday, July 01, 2022

Dr. Cecilia Sorensen, director of Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, explains what the ruling could mean for conditions like asthma.

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As NYC enters coronavirus plateau, health officials push for extension of long COVID services

Thursday, June 30, 2022

City doctors say that long COVID can be confusing and sometimes scary — but also that people don’t need to suffer in silence.

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Mayor Adams slams Supreme Court decision striking down New York's conceal carry restrictions

Friday, June 24, 2022

Mayor Adams said he's concerned for New York City's public safety.

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Former Connecticut Gov. weighs in on Texas mass shooting at elementary school

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Former Gov. Dan Malloy led the state during the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in 2012.

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The poems of poetry month

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Here are some of the contributions listeners have sent in to us for our poetry month challenge. 

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