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:
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Negotiations broke down one day before a scheduled vote in the City Council.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
The Republican Congressman from Long Island says Donald Trump's decision to sit out Thursday's presidential debate will only help his ratings.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
An advocate who spent years in solitary in New York says President Obama's reforms should extend to adults.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
New York City is replacing its yellow lamps with LED lights. That's good for carbon emissions, but it could also disrupt the ecological balance in and around cities.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Scientists in upstate New York are working to ensure that a single event doesn't wipe out an entire species.
Friday, November 27, 2015
A New York Times investigation found the increase in rates of deaths and injuries exceeds the increase in construction.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 05, 2015
A decommissioned San Fransisco transit bus brings high powered microscopes and enthusiastic scientists to New York City schoolchildren.
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.
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.
Monday, September 28, 2015
The city will hire more lawyers to help families facing eviction and focus efforts on rapidly gentrifying areas.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Modern technology has validated a decades-old hunch about a New York native.
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Candida Royalle started out as a performer in porn films before moving behind the camera.
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.