David L. Lewis is a veteran New York City 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, opens 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:
Monday, March 02, 2015
Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has won indictments against more cops for brutality in one year than his predecessor did in five. But Thompson tells WNYC it has nothing to do with politics.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A one-time advocate of campaign finance disclosure plays sleight of hand with huge donations from the city elite.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Eric Adams, a former police officer, says unlike the Garner case on Staten Island, the Brooklyn grand jury did what it was supposed to do.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Temporary respite centers, as alternatives to hospitals, could be a big part of the future of mental-health care in New York. It's a new model — based on one from 40 years ago.
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Research suggests that abuse, abandonment and neglect can change the way a child's brain develops. Doctors are now treating some of the city's most vulnerable children for PTSD.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Schools are an early point of detection for serious emotional problems, but most don't have the resources or training to respond. This rambunctious 9-year-old is one of the lucky ones.
Monday, February 02, 2015
Meet Sedlis Dowdy, a diagnosed schizophrenic who spent nine years in solitary confinement. He gets out of prison in five years. What will we do with him then?
Friday, January 30, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In what has perhaps become a pattern of one-upmanship from Albany, Gov. Cuomo did not consult Mayor de Blasio before deciding to shut down the subway system Monday night.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
In the midst of the noisy back-and-forth between the mayor and police unions, some voices have been conspicuously absent.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Mayor de Blasio received a tepid reception as he addressed hundreds of new police officers at a graduation for the New York Police Department.
Monday, December 29, 2014
The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Mourners came from all over the city on Christmas Day to honor officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu at the Bedford Stuyvesant corner where they were killed by a gunman on Saturday.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
A forensic psychologist says other social factors may be more to blame.