David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

David L. Lewis is an award-winning journalist with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. His feature-length documentary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, a profile of the legendary jazz writer, political columnist and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, opened in theaters across the country in 2014. Lewis taught reporting, writing and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for six years. He was a producer and associate producer for correspondent Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. 

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

A Quest for Stability in North Philly

Friday, December 08, 2017

The documentary “Quest” follows the Rainey family in North Philadelphia for 10 years, as they operate a community music studio in a neighborhood challenged by economic instability.

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The New Head of New York City Transit Welcomes Your Complaints

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Starting next month, you might spot him picking up trash on the subway. 

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More Homeless People Live in New York Than in Any Other City

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

More homeless people live in New York City than any other city in the country — 20,000 more than Los Angeles, according to the latest figures from the federal government.

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Fifty Years of Rolling Stone

Friday, December 01, 2017

“Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge” is a two-part HBO documentary tracing the history of the magazine’s most memorable articles.

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MTA's Failure to Install Elevators Raises Legal Questions

Friday, December 01, 2017

The MTA may not have considered wheelchair accessibility with a new series of high-end subway station renovations. 

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Why New York And New Jersey Lawmakers Are Losing The Tax Debate

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tax reform is a numbers game, and New York and New Jersey are coming up short.

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FEMA's Assistance Provides a Lifeline for Some Puerto Ricans in New York

Monday, November 27, 2017

Several dozen Puerto Rican families fleeing the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are staying in hotels in New York. For some, it replaced the shelter option.

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Backlog in NY Immigration Court Leaves Most Undocumented Children Without Lawyers

Monday, November 27, 2017

Legal Representation for New York’s undocumented children is the lowest it’s been in at least a decade. A number of Trump policies are to blame, lawyers say. 

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Baltimore Lives Matter

Friday, November 24, 2017

Actress Sonja Sohn of "The Wire” turns documentary filmmaker in "Baltimore Rising,” which follows activists and police officers after the death of Freddie Gray.

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Toronto Transit CEO Tapped to Helm New York City Transit System

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Andy Byford called managing New York City’s expansive bus network and subway system “arguably the toughest job in transit right now.”

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Puerto Rican Families Take Advantage of FEMA's Program in NY

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The federal government is paying for thirty-four families who fled Puerto Rico after Hurrican Maria to stay in hotels across New York.

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Jerry Garcia’s Frankenstein Creation

Friday, November 17, 2017

The documentary “Long Strange Trip” examines the history of the Grateful Dead, but it’s not just for deadheads.

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This Week in Politics: Is It 2018 Already?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

WNYC
2017 is a wrap. So it's time for an early preview of the governor's race and the Congressional midterms.

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Sammy's Song

Friday, November 10, 2017

The documentary "Sammy Davis Jr.: I Gotta Be Me" restores the performer to the spotlight as a trailblazing talent.

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What to See at DOC NYC

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Co-founder Thom Powers shares his picks from this year's crop of documentaries

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More Defenders Get Access to 'Bad Cops' Database

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Legal Aid has been digging up dirt on cops. And now its sharing it with other public defenders.

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Election Day Podcast Special: The Queens Machine

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

WNYC's Brian Lehrer and reporter Brigid Bergin take you behind the scenes to show you how politics really works in New York.

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Trump’s E.P.A. Pledges to Clean Up NYC’s ‘Most Radioactive Site' – But Funding Is in Question

Monday, November 06, 2017

The Trump administration is promising a $40 million cleanup for a long-toxic chemical-company site in Ridgewood, Queens — while cutting the nation’s Superfund program.

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Joan Didion Looks Back

Friday, November 03, 2017

In the documentary “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” the writer is profiled by her nephew, filmmaker Griffin Dunne.

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How The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect New York and New Jersey

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Many would lose thousands of dollars in federal tax deductions. But the bill also lowers tax rates, increases a child tax credit and eliminates the unpopular alternative minimum tax.

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