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:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
A summer safety program at Bed-Stuy's Tompkins Houses shows just how tough crime-fighting can be. Fifteen housing projects account for almost 20 percent of all violent crime in the city.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In New York City, competent immigration attorneys are in short supply. Now a new program, the first of its kind, could change immigrants' experience of American justice.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
With continued unrest in the Middle East, the NYPD is beefing up security in advance of the Jewish High Holy Days and the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
New York City has set up a help desk in federal immigration court to put unaccompanied children in touch with educational and health services.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ex-informant gets sentenced for lying.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Both candidates have something to prove in a state Senate primary in Queens, including what it means to be a Democrat.
Friday, September 05, 2014
With the Democratic primary just days away, the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor are scrambling to lure women voters by proving they are the most progressive candidates.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning.
Friday, August 29, 2014
As problems at Rikers Island reach a tipping point, and the need for reform becomes urgent, mothers, aunts, fiancées and others travel there regularly to check up on loved ones.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
After the death of Eric Garner in police custody, a review board said the NYPD took little or no disciplinary action in 10 chokehold cases.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bensonhurst has changed a lot since 1989, when a white mob killed a black teenager and Al Sharpton was stabbed in a schoolyard. But among old-timers, tensions remain.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thousands of unaccompanied kids from Central America face new hurdles as they settle in New York, ranging from learning English to dealing with the trauma of the past.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Some state legislators ran for other offices, some got other jobs — and some wound up in handcuffs, leaving 13 seats empty and millions of New Yorkers without representation.
Friday, August 15, 2014
From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
An agreement between New York City and the state to provide rent money for homeless families with children could get thousands of people out of shelters in the coming year.
Monday, August 11, 2014
As the Democratic National Committee weighs NYC's 2016 convention bid, local leaders say Brooklyn is ready for its close-up.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Among the mayors' goals: secure better wages in their cities, improve early childhood education and expand Internet access for low-income residents.
Friday, August 08, 2014
There would be no Jaws or Sharknado if not for the 1916 shark attacks that left four dead in the waters of New Jersey, and inspired a forgotten act of selflessness.