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:

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. 


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.


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.  


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. 


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.


After More Violence at J'Ouvert, a Call for Change

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Errol Louis, the host of Inside City Hall, says holding the celebration before dawn in a neighborhood that struggles with violence is asking for problems.

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Two Killed, Two Injured in Shootings During J'Ouvert

Monday, September 05, 2016

Despite a promise from the city of unprecedented precautions during Monday morning's J'Ouvert carnival in Brooklyn, there was violence along the parade route.

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After Naming 92 Species, Taxonomist Says, 'I Want to Know Them All'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

He says giving living things names isn't about Latin; it's about appreciating biological diversity. 

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The Complicated Legacy Bratton Leaves Behind

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

The most visible cop in America is turning in his badge at a time of unprecedented turmoil between police and communities of color.


Eavesdropping on Ocean Giants

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A new oceanic listening device is shedding light on whales off the coast of New York.


The City's Slimiest, Slowest Landscapers

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Earthworms are changing the varieties of trees growing in New York City parks. 

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Tiny Creature, Mighty Sting

Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Pacific jellyfish never before spotted in New Jersey is suddenly turning up on the Jersey Shore this summer.