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. 

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Alec Hamilton appears in the following:

For Female Inmates In New York City, Prison Is A Crowded, Windowless Room

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.

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Transgender New Jersey Boy Barred from Boy Scouts

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.

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New NYPD Policy Allows Observant Officers To Grow Beards, Wear Turbans

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The policy change at the NYPD was a year-and-a-half in the making. 

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Questions Surround Jehovah's Witness HQ and Allegations of Sex Abuse

Thursday, December 29, 2016

An investigation into the Watchtower reveals a culture of secrecy — and alleged abuse. 

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In NYC a Black Santa is Hard to Find

Friday, December 23, 2016

In a city that prides itself on diversity, tracking down a black Santa is harder than you'd think.

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New Yorkers Differ on Trump's Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel

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.

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Four Years After Sandy Hook Shooting, Conspiracy Theorists Still Claim It Was a Hoax

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.

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On World AIDS Day, Growing Concerns About Incoming Administration

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A new AIDS memorial is being dedicated in Greenwich Village today as questions swirl about members of President-elect Trump's team who have records of opposing LGBT rights. 

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Black Friday is Also Cat Friday

Friday, November 25, 2016

Many stores had lines of bargain hunters stretching down the block the day after Thanksgiving. So did a pet shelter on the Upper East Side which waived adoption fees for its cats.

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ExxonMobil Accuses Rockefellers of Hurting Its Business

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The oil giant says the Rockefeller family has used its wealth to bankroll politically-motivated investigations and campaigns against it.  

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Sentenced to Prison, But Trapped in Jail

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

More than 100 women have been stuck for three years in a jail in Brooklyn that violates international standards for treatment of prisoners.

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Broken Rail Causing Commute Headaches in and out of Penn Station

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A broken rail in one of the East River tunnels is causing delays and cancellations on Amtrak, NJ Transit and the LIRR.  

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Hate Crime Reports Spike Following Election

Monday, November 14, 2016

Since the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center has tallied nearly 300 reports of hateful speech, vandalism, and other harassment.

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Defense Pushes for Mistrial in Bridgegate Case

Thursday, November 03, 2016

It's unclear what reasons the defense is giving, as almost all of the four-page request has been redacted. 

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Former NJ Gov. Christine Todd Whitman Weighs in on the Debate

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Last night's debate was Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's last chance to reach out to any remaining undecided voters. Was anyone swayed? 

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Former Federal Prosecutor Says Trump Blocked Mafia Investigation

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In the 1980s, federal prosecutors investigating dealings between organized crime and real estate developers were repeatedly stonewalled by one developer: Donald Trump.

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PEOPLE Writer: "Donald Trump Forced Himself on Me."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Writer Natasha Stoynoff covered Donald Trump for PEOPLE magazine in the early 2000s. 

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Christie Maintains Key Role in Trump Campaign, Despite Onslaught of Unflattering News

Friday, October 07, 2016

The corruption trial underway into Bridgegate has exposed all sorts of skullduggery in the Christie Administration. But Chris Christie remains an important surrogate for the GOP nominee.

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New York Archbishop Establishes Fund for Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

Thursday, October 06, 2016

The fund will be administered by Kenneth Feinburg, the attorney who headed up the September 11th Victims compensation fund. 

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Former Cuomo Aide Facing Federal Charges

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The federal investigation into Gov. Cuomo's "Buffalo Billions" initiative has yielded bribery and fraud charges against nine people — including a former top aide to the governor.

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