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:
Monday, March 04, 2019
A hazardous travel advisory is in effect in New York City through Monday morning. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has declared a state of emergency for his state, which saw more snow.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
20 years ago today, a visibly skeptical Tony Soprano went to see a psychiatrist.
Friday, December 28, 2018
As the Trump administration cracks down on the Central American street gang MS-13, high school students in Long Island's Suffolk County are increasingly caught in the cross-hairs.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
If you commute by train, you might be one of those people who really savors the "quiet car." But whose job is it to speak up when someone breaks the silence?
Thursday, October 04, 2018
The video of Eric Garner's death galvanized the movement around police use of force. The man who took the video is in prison.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
The Takeaway's Tanzina Vega checks in from Puerto Rico, where she says many locals are advocating for statehood or independence after years of feeling neglected by the U.S. government.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Transgender sex workers, more so than other sex workers, may be predisposed to more harm without the safety that online vetting can provide.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Washington Post columnist Warren Brown was close friends with WNYC producer Alec Hamilton's mother, Martha Hamilton. He died Thursday at the age of 70.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
A bill headed to governor's desk would acknowledge the reality that not all police and firefighters are male.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
New York is putting in a strong performance in the City Nature Challenge.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Photographer Andrew Garn's latest portrait collection features 144 pages of New York City's pigeons in flight, at rest, and close-up.
Monday, February 19, 2018
On the one hand, there's some guy coughing really hard on the train with you. On the other hand, those germs are less likely to make it your face.
Monday, July 24, 2017
An attempt to rebrand the party's economic message is getting some blowback.
Monday, January 16, 2017
More than a hundred female federal inmates, sentenced to long-term prison, have instead been stuck for years in a New York detention center where conditions violate international standards.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The family of an 8-year-old New Jersey boy says the Boy Scouts of America kicked him out after learning that he is transgender.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The policy change at the NYPD was a year-and-a-half in the making.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
An investigation into the Watchtower reveals a culture of secrecy — and alleged abuse.
Friday, December 23, 2016
In a city that prides itself on diversity, tracking down a black Santa is harder than you'd think.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Attorney David Friedman supports Israeli settlements — and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. His nomination has sparked both praise and outrage.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
In the years following the mass shooting of children, conspiracy theories have surfaced claiming it never happened — that it was a scam set up by politicians and gun control advocates.