Alec Hamilton

Associate Producer, WNYC News

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:

Trump Rally Pays Down Christie's Campaign Debt

Friday, May 20, 2016

A rally in New Jersey for apparent GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was also lucrative for Governor Chris Christie.

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The Best of #WildNYC

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who knew that scarlet tanagers, giant moon jellies and humpback whales call the New York City area home?


New Investigation Sheds Light on Those Buried on Hart Island

Monday, May 16, 2016

An investigation by the New York Times traces the lives of those buried there, and the paths that led them to the city's mass graves for the unclaimed.

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Peter Rabbit's Transportation Problem

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The Queens Zoo is working to turn around the dramatic decline of the New England Cottontail Rabbit.

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Show Us Your Wild Side, NYC!

Friday, April 22, 2016

New York City is wilder than you think. Submit your nature snaps using #WildNYC!

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Bernie Sanders Rally Draws Thousands to Prospect Park

Monday, April 18, 2016

With the New York primary coming Tuesday, Sanders made his case before Brooklyn voters one last time.

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A Rapper Drops It Like It's Getting Hotter

Thursday, April 07, 2016

A performer who blends hip-hop and climate science says, "I put myself in the same category as Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson, only I rhyme."


She Researches the World Without Leaving the Upper West Side

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Fordham geneticist has found an unlikely time machine in the bones stored in back rooms at the American Museum of Natural History.


Tiny Creatures Breathe New Life Into a Toxic Waterway

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sometimes nature, along with a little engineering, can help heal the worst that humans throw at it.

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How Donald Trump's Big Persona Plays in the Big State of Texas

Friday, February 26, 2016

The national front-runner is trying to make up ground against Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who—according to recent polls—has moved passed Trump among Republicans in the Lone Star State.

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How Outsiders Cracked a 50-Year-Old Math Mystery

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A recent breakthrough in mathematics offers a lesson in the importance of generalization.

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City Landmarks Commission Tackles Backlog

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Bergdorf-Goodman Building on Fifth Avenue, the neon Pepsi sign in Long Island City, and Snug Harbor on Staten Island are among the properties nominated as landmarks.


City Defends Efforts to Curb Violence in NYC Shelters

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Steven Banks, the city official who oversees homelessness, says a feud between the Cuomo and de Blasio administrations over shelter security is only hurting the city’s homeless.


Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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Horse Carriage Deal Collapses After Union Pulls Out

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Negotiations broke down one day before a scheduled vote in the City Council. 

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Rep. Peter King on Donald Trump and the GOP

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.


The Chemistry Beneath Your Boots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.

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New York Advocates Say Ban on Solitary for Juveniles is a Good Start

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

An advocate who spent years in solitary in New York says President Obama's reforms should extend to adults.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

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. 

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What City Life Does to the Country Mouse

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities.