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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:

Mmmm, Tastes Like...Fraud

Friday, December 09, 2016

The documentary “Sour Grapes” uncorks the mystery of scam artist Rudy Kurniawan, whose fake bottles of wine caused a scandal.

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New Yorkers Pay For Trump Tower Security — For Now

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Congress coughed up a paltry $7 million of the $35 million bill for security at Trump Tower. Lawmakers and Mayor de Blasio say they'll seek full reimbursement later.

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De Blasio's Current Homeless Strategy Won't Reduce Shelter Population, Former Deputy Says

Monday, December 05, 2016

Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, who oversaw homeless services until she resigned as deputy mayor last year, discusses the city's challenges in addressing the issue.

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New Jersey's Rep. Frelinghuysen Named House's Top Budget Writer

Friday, December 02, 2016

He says building a new Hudson River train tunnel is a priority.

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She'll Take You There

Friday, December 02, 2016

The documentary “Mavis!” delivers a soulful profile of Mavis Staples whose long career spans gospel, folk and R&B.

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When Loving Was Illegal in Virginia

Friday, November 25, 2016

The documentary “The Loving Story” looks at Richard & Mildred Loving whose Supreme Court case helped overturn anti-miscegenation laws and is now the basis for the feature film “Loving.”

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NYPD Defends Oversight Of Officials' Outside Income

Friday, November 18, 2016

Commissioner James O'Neill says there's a system in place to handle outside financial interests. But is it enough?

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Subway Obsession

Friday, November 18, 2016

The documentary "Off the Rails" profiles Darius McCollum, who has Asperger's syndrome and a habit of impersonating New York subway and bus drivers.

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A Missing Loan Shark, Some Politicians, and Piles of Money: One Top NYPD Cop's Tangled Web

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dozens of high-ranking officers earn money on the side. But none appear to have as many entanglements as Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre.

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NYPD Allows Top Cops Wide Range of Financial Interests With Little Oversight

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Accountant. Real estate agent. Blood bank technologist? A WNYC investigation finds some cops are bringing in millions from side jobs without the Conflicts of Interest Board's scrutiny.

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After the Legend

Friday, November 11, 2016

The documentary "Mr. Chibbs" follows basketball All-Star Kenny Anderson in his post-NBA life as he copes with bankruptcy and demons from his past.

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Democrats, Trying to Regroup, Turn to Sen. Chuck Schumer

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Can Democrats find common ground with Trump on jobs and economic issues?

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New York Leaders Finding Their Voice in a Trump World

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio — both Democrats — are seeking to position themselves in a new political reality.

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Here's What to Watch for on Election Night in New York — And Elsewhere

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

If Hillary Clinton wins in North Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania, the presidential race could be over relatively early. But there are plenty of other contested races around New York.

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How to Be a Better (NYC) Voter

Monday, November 07, 2016

Know who you're voting for beforehand. Try to vote during midday if you can. Be friendly. Here's your guide to helping the line at the polls move faster for you and everyone else.

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Meet a Man Who Does Not Take Voting For Granted

Monday, November 07, 2016

Carlos Jones spent more than three decades in and out of jail. Now he's a former felon with his voting rights restored — he'll cast his first ballot on Tuesday.

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The Fight to Save Elephants

Friday, November 04, 2016

The documentary “The Ivory Game” follows activists on the front lines to save elephants from poachers in Africa, the black market in Asia and the worldwide threat of extinction.

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The Battle for Congress, Fought in the Hudson Valley

Friday, November 04, 2016

New York isn't a swing state in presidential politics, but it is for Congressional races. And the race in New York's 19th Congressional District is as close as it gets.

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After Supreme Court Decision, Advocates Turn to Technology to Protect Voting Rights

Thursday, November 03, 2016

This is the first presidential election since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That fact — and Donald Trump — have advocates preparing for the worst.

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Rage Against The Political Machine

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Emily Gallagher may have lost her bid against the Brooklyn Democratic party machine, but her story sheds light on how people in power traffic in favors and influence.

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