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 Ticklish Matter

Friday, June 24, 2016

In the documentary “Tickled,” filmmakers David Farrier and Dylan Reeve seek to uncover the mystery behind a fetish video producer who has a penchant for bullying.


The Brooklyn Voter Purge: By Age, Registration and Sanders Districts

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

WNYC obtained the list of purged voters in Brooklyn, and found that Hispanics were disproportionally represented. Here's what else we found.

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Brooklyn Voter Purge Hit Hispanics Hardest

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

WNYC analyzed 120,000 names dropped from the voter rolls before April's presidential primary. We found that Hispanic voters were removed at a higher rate than all other groups.

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Understanding the O.J. Case Like You Never Did Before

Friday, June 17, 2016

In ESPN’s five-part documentary series "O.J.: Made in America,” director Ezra Edelman sets O.J. Simpson’s murder trial in the wider context of American race relations.


Top Cops Made Bank on NYPD Rank and File

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Top cops made thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars, off subordinates seeking promotions.

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Schumer's Message to the GOP

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New York Senator Charles Schumer, first in line to become the next Democratic leader in January, is guiding how Democrats talk about Republicans this election cycle.


Yo-Yo Ma Seeks Meaning in Music

Friday, June 10, 2016

In the documentary "The Music of Strangers," Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom") profiles Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.


38 Witnesses in Kitty Genovese Case. Plus One.

Friday, June 03, 2016

In the documentary “The Witness,” Bill Genovese makes his own poignant investigation into the notorious Kew Gardens murder of his big sister Kitty.


Cuomo Announces First Phase of Homelessness Plan

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Governor Cuomo is taking the first steps in his five-year, $10 billion plan for addressing homelessness.  

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De Blasio Takes Another Crack at Explaining "Agents of the City"

Friday, May 27, 2016

The mayor defended his right to keep correspondence between City Hall and a group of outside advisers secret.

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Going to Court for Animal Rights

Friday, May 27, 2016

The documentary "Unlocking the Cage" follows a lawyer named Steve Wise as he crusades through New York courts for the legal rights of four chimpanzees.


What Happens After a Gang Takedown

Monday, May 23, 2016

Police and federal prosecutors announced the largest gang takedown in NYC's history last month. With the Police Department’s increasing focus on gangs, we look what happens after a raid.

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The Real Life Good Wife

Friday, May 20, 2016

The documentary "Weiner" goes behind closed doors with Anthony Weiner and his wife as they try to save his 2013 mayoral campaign from a sexting scandal.


Section 8 Housing: A New Window After 36 Years

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

How the program designed to replace public housing is now being used to save it. 


Senate Approves Bill Allowing 9/11 Victim Families To Sue Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

U.S. families want to use courts to find out if Saudi Arabia had a role in terror attack.


Section 8 Housing: Poor But Not Impoverished in Hasidic Williamsburg

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Section 8 housing voucher is keeping the Hasidic community rooted — for now — in one of the hottest real-estate markets in the city.

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Section 8 Housing: 'We All Deserve the Right Thing'

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Section 8 housing voucher gives low-income people a choice of where to live. But today that choice is increasingly limited to high-poverty neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city.

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Keeping Faith in Cleveland

Friday, May 13, 2016

The ESPN documentary “Believeland” chronicles the effort of Cleveland’s sports fans to keep hope alive after so many years of near misses at championships in professional sports.


Gridlock A Challenge to Booker, Schumer On Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, May 09, 2016

Two leading legislators are scrambling for support on reduced sentencing before Congress leaves town for the summer.


Inside National Lampoon

Friday, May 06, 2016

In the documentary “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead,” director Douglas Tirola explores how National Lampoon helped shape modern American humor.