Lee Hernandez

Lee Hernandez is Morning Edition producer at WNYC.

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CC Sabathia Heads to Rehab While Yankees Head to Playoffs

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

On the eve of the Yankees Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Astros, pitcher CC Sabathia announced he is entering alcohol rehab.


Inmates at State Prison Accuse Guard of Brutal Treatment

Friday, October 02, 2015

Inmates at Clinton Correctional Facility are accusing a guard of waging a campaign of retribution against them after two convicted murderers escaped from the prison.


NYPD to Unveil New Use of Force Guidelines

Thursday, October 01, 2015

The new rules will reportedly require officers to detail detail every instance in which force is used, not only in an arrest but in other encounters with the public as well.

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From Puppet Masters to Playwrights, Ten Outstanding New Yorkers Win 'Genius Grants'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The prize, which comes with a $625,000 no-strings-attached award, went to a wide range of recipients, including the creator of 'Hamilton' and a wastewater engineer.


Mayor de Blasio Says Pope Francis 'Raises the Bar'

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mayor de Blasio spoke with WNYC this morning about the significance of Pope Francis' message for New York City. The mayor will spend much of today with the pope.


Be it Frightful or Delightful, Here's How the Weather Affects Four New Yorkers

Monday, August 31, 2015

The forecast can mean a great many things to different people. We spoke to four New Yorkers about what the weather means for their daily lives and how they make a living.

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Woman in Iconic 9/11 Photo Dies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The dramatic photo of Marcy Borders, dubbed 'Dust Lady', became one of the enduring images of the terrorist attacks.

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Inmate Beaten to Death at Fishkill Prison in Beacon

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Samuel Harrell, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was repeatedly punched and kicked by as many as 20 corrections officers, according to a New York Times investigation.


The Hits Keep Coming: More Delays for NJ Transit Riders

Friday, July 24, 2015

For the fourth day this week, some NJ Transit riders moving in and out of Penn Station are experiencing lengthy delays due to power problems.

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Deeper Issues Behind This Week's NJ Transit Delays

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Problems with Amtrak's overhead wires caused big headaches for riders this week. But the larger issue is the consequence of years of underinvestment in the rail system.

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Sesame Street Says Goodbye to Longtime Resident

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Sonia Manzano, who played the shop owner "Maria", is retiring after 44 years on the program.


Weather For the People

Thursday, June 25, 2015

WNYC is looking for people to help cover the weather in a way that goes beyond degrees and gets to the practical side of how weather affects every aspect of our lives.

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Amtrak Engineer Not On Phone At Time of Crash

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Investigators say the engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his phone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month.


Feds Investigating Correction Union President

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A subpoena obtained by the New York Times reveals a tangled web of power and money surrounding Norman Seabrook, head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association.


City Prepares to Dump Rikers Health Provider

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

The city is terminating its contract with Tennessee-based Corizon, following a string of inmate deaths.


Staten Island DA Race Takes Shape

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Republican Joan Illuzzi and Democrat Michael McMahon will vie for the seat vacated by now-Congressman Dan Donovan.

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Politicians Keep Fundraising, Even Without Campaigns

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's not illegal. But it can be confusing.


Columbia Student Who Carried Mattress Everywhere Ends Protest

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Emma Sulkowitz lugged a mattress around campus for a year to protest the university's handling of her sexual assault complaint.

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The Amtrak Engineer Who Was Behind the Controls

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brandon Bostian's friends described him as a life-long train enthusiast — a passion he eventually parlayed into a career.


The Big Tony Nomination Surprise

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC's theater critic looks at who made it — and who didn't.