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:

Community Boards, explained

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Community Boards can be where ideas to improve the local area are born.


As a New Yorker prepares to make history on the ice, the place she learned to skate is cheering her on

Friday, February 23, 2024

"You are amazing!" The founder of Figure Skating in Harlem cheers on Cheyenne Walker as she prepares to make history.


New York expands its legal definition of rape after a 13 year fight

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Lydia Cuomo was 25 years old and on her way to work when she was attacked at gunpoint by an off-duty NYPD police officer.


Traffic crashes, and when blame causes the "prevention of prevention"

Friday, January 19, 2024

"We often wait for someone to die, before we fix a street." 

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“Death and injury on our streets aren't just unconscionable. They're avoidable.” Janette Sadik-Khan on street safety in NYC

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Janette Sadik-Khan led New York City's Department of Transportation from 2007 to 2013, under then-Mayor Bloomberg. 


Former Mayor de Blasio reflects on ten years of Vision Zero in New York City

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Ten years ago, then-Mayor de Blasio rolled out his plan to instate the street safety plan Vision Zero. A decade later, he looks back on the program.


The roots of traffic safety advocacy in New York City

Friday, January 12, 2024

Street safety activists in New York City used non-violent direct actions to influence change. 


Vision Zero Turns 10

Friday, January 12, 2024

The progress Vision Zero made and the many challenges that still remain as people continue to be killed or injured on the streets in high numbers.

Why here and not there? A week of Morning Edition explores a decade of Vision Zero

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

As New York City's Vision Zero program turns ten, Morning Edition looks back at the last decade in street safety efforts—where they've succeeded, and where they've failed


A plan to convert organic waste into fuel hits a snag

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

New York City’s food scrap collection is expanding to every borough. But there are questions over whether the city is actually ready to handle all that they collect.


Why a federal investigation into Mayor Adams’ campaign appears to be deepening

Monday, November 13, 2023

FBI agents seized several of Adams’ electronic devices on the street last week.


Maimonides evicts current and former hospital workers from buildings converted into NYC affordable housing

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

At least 20 of the tenants have been granted permission to combine their cases in court and make a joint argument against the hospital.


Rep. Nadler on the Ousting of Speaker McCarthy

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Far right Republicans led a vote to oust their party's own speaker Kevin McCarthy.


'Everything in the garden teaches us about life': Farmer Yonette Flemming on the Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Farmer Yon sat down with WNYC's Morning Edition to talk about the Bed-Stuy garden. 

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Morning Edition goes to the garden

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

WNYC's Senior Producer for Morning Edition explains the week of programming all about community gardens in New York City.


Wildfire smoke is filling the skies. How do you explain what's happening to kids?

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Wildfire smoke from Canada continues to waft down to the East Coast. With many young New Yorkers at home for the day — how do you explain what's happening to kids? 


"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.


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.


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.