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:

Health Care for Undocumented Workers

Friday, October 13, 2017

The documentary "Clinica de Migrantes” combines two hot-button issues in a profile of a Philadelphia clinic that delivers free health care to undocumented workers.

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Trump Changed How These Suburbanites Feel About Politics

Thursday, October 12, 2017

They started out on a Facebook page. Now they're the fastest growing activist group in New Jersey, taking on the state's most powerful congressman. Here's how they did it.

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Transforming Lives Through Art

Friday, October 06, 2017

In the documentary “Faces Places,” the eminent French filmmaker Agnès Varda teams up with street photographer JR on a journey of making art and transforming lives across France.

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Humanitarian Flight Into Puerto Rico — And Back Out

Friday, October 06, 2017

A United Airlines flight out of Newark delivered supplies and relief workers to Puerto Rico. On the way back, it picked up hundreds of evacuees in need. 

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Congressmen Demand White House Revoke Ivanka Trump Security Clearance

Thursday, October 05, 2017

A WNYC investigation prompts a letter to the White House.

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GOP Mayoral Hopeful Pitches Business Leaders

Thursday, October 05, 2017

With the election less than a month away, Republican Nicole Malliotakis is vague on details over her plans for jobs and economic growth. 

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Race, Death and Justice on Long Island

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the documentary “Strong Island,” filmmaker Yance Ford reexamines the 1992 shooting death of his brother William and the repercussions it had on their family.

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City Offers to Pay Rent for Homeless Families Who Move Out of Town

Friday, September 29, 2017

Faced with stubbornly high levels of homelessness, the de Blasio administration is offering to pay 12 months' rent up front for homeless families who find an apartment outside the city.

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MTA May Scale Back Emergency Repair Work if City Doesn't Pay Up

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Without the city's $400 million contribution, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said he'll have to reassess what emergency subway repairs will be possible.

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Business as Usual at NJ Transit After Summer Disruption

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

During eight weeks of track work at Penn Station, NJ Transit rerouted more than 7,000 customers. But the agency says it hasn't helped them plan for future disruptions.

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MTA Rolling Out New Online Info on Subway Service

Monday, September 25, 2017

The agency wants to make it easier for riders to plan their trips by providing information about subway service in plain English, on an easy-to-use online portal.

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The NYPD's Growing DNA Database Raises Concern

Monday, September 25, 2017

With little oversight or regulation, the NYPD and the medical examiner's office have been quietly amassing genetic material from thousands of New Yorkers for years.

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Battling a Mysterious Illness

Friday, September 22, 2017

In " Unrest," filmmaker Jennifer Brea movingly chronicles the mysterious illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 

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For Frelinghuysen, Budget Clout Also Comes With Scrutiny

Monday, September 18, 2017

Money for the Gateway tunnel is a win. But will Republican budget cuts come with a political price?

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Frederick Wiseman at the Library

Friday, September 15, 2017

After 50 years of films about institutions, Frederick Wiseman latest is “Ex Libris - The New York Public Library.”

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Schumer's Hot-Mic Take on Trump: "He Likes Us"

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A hot mic picked up one New Yorker talking about the advice he gave to another at a White House dinner.

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Back to School in Ireland

Friday, September 08, 2017

The documentary “School Life” plays like a gentle comedy at an Irish boarding school.

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NYPD Using DNA to Give Headless Body a Face

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

NYPD is starting to use a specialized DNA analysis to reconstruct what victims looked like.

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Advocates Sue NY State Board of Elections for Improperly Removing Voters from Rolls

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Remember that big voter purge in Brooklyn before last year's presidential primary? Advocates say there's bigger problem statewide. 

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An Outsider Tries to Crash the Democratic Party

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Father Khader El-Yateem is a Palestinian Christian trying to become the first Arab-American member of the New York City Council. 

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