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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

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:

City Gears Up For Obama Action On Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The de Blasio administration is planning a citywide campaign to help city residents take advantage of the new programs President Obama will announce Thursday.

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After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WNYC
Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.
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Rikers Reforms Aim to Curb Violence

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The New York City Department of Correction has proposed a slate of reforms designed to reduce jail violence.

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Cranes Over Buffalo

Friday, October 31, 2014

WNYC
The upstate city, which voted against Gov. Cuomo four years ago, is on the cusp of a comeback with a promised $1 billion state investment. But not everyone is feeling the glow.

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City Rolls Out Rent Subsidies for Homeless

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After three years in the city's shelter system, Nicole Smith and her four kids finally received their rent subsidy. Now she's finding that many landlords won't take the voucher. 

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In Westchester, Cuomo Poised for a Loveless Victory

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo and Rob Astorino are both hometown candidates for Westchester, but our news analysis finds that voters in this key bellwether county are still cranky heading to the polls.

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How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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What Our Ebola Quaratine Feels Like for One Nurse

Saturday, October 25, 2014

WNYC
Kaci Hickox, with Doctors Without Borders, detailed her ordeal as she was placed in mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, on orders from Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WNYC
This five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered voters in the city. But four out of ten haven't been to the polls since 2010. 

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Cuomo, Astorino Plus Two In Buffalo Debate Tonight

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WNYC
Republican Rob Astorino will finally get to debate Gov. Cuomo, though not one-on-one, in tonight's New York gubernatorial debate. You can hear it live on WNYC at 8 p.m.

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Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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This Week in Politics: Is Cuomo Pandering?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

WNYC
The Governor gives another reason why there's no campaign finance reform, and wants women and Latinos to know he's on their side.

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No-Limit Contributions Boost Cuomo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WNYC
In this news analysis, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein shows how a network of interlocking accounts paid for a permanent ad campaign that made meaningful opposition all but impossible.

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This Week in Politics: Astorino on Stage, De Blasio in the Wings

Saturday, October 11, 2014

WNYC
Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is starting to get some attention, while Mayor de Blasio is working behind the scenes.   

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Grimm Gets "Italian Up" Against Dems

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
In the city's most Republican district, embattled Rep. Michael Grimm shrugs off his legal issues and hits opponent — just for being a Democrat.

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Astorino Says Faith Crosses Party Lines

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WNYC
In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says he's run an uphill battle before — and won.

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City Chips Away at Homeless Housing Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The de Blasio administration took office promising to fix the city's patchwork system of homeless shelters. But its initial attempts have fallen short.

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Spotlight on Safety in Public Housing

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WNYC
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.

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A Lawyer Corps for City Immigrants

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WNYC
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.

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City Council Bests Mayor's Office in First Softball Match-Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
The secret to the City Council's softball success was one of its three lone Republicans, Steven Matteo of Staten Island.

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