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Robert Lewis

Reporter, WNYC News

Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC. He joined the station in December 2012 after a decade as an ink-stained wretch, working for newspapers across the country. He was previously on the investigations team at Newsday where he reported on prescription drug abuse, problems at a local housing authority and the Long Island Power Authority.

Before coming to New York, he spent three years at The Sacramento Bee where he started as a county government reporter and then moved to the business desk to cover real estate and development. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. In addition, his work has appeared on ProPublica, Salon and ABC’s 20/20.

In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 

Robert Lewis appears in the following:

Police Union Boss Gets Four More Years

Friday, June 05, 2015

WNYC
Lynch claims mandate after winning 70 percent of the vote.

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Police Union Election Results Today

Friday, June 05, 2015

WNYC
The closely watched election for president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association was driven by turmoil in the streets and a longstanding contract impasse.

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State Senator Dean Skelos Indicted; New Details Revealed

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on federal corruption charges in Manhattan federal court Thursday.

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Oversight Agency Catching More Cops in a Lie

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WNYC
A new report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board attributes the trend to the prevalence of recording devices.

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NYPD Mulls Warnings For Low-Level Crimes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WNYC
Bratton says city can reduce arrests without decriminalizing low-level offenses. 

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NYC Prosecutor Poised To Become U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WNYC
Loretta Lynch has been the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for seven years under two Democratic presidents.

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Hack Attacks on City Computers

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?

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Judge Chastises U.S. Attorney, But Silver Case Moving Forward

Friday, April 10, 2015

WNYC
A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

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Year One (Almost) in the Books for NYPD's IG

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
The city's new police watchdog is still getting up to speed.

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At Least 12 Injured in 'Gas-Related' Explosion and Fire on 2nd Avenue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street. 

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'Peacetime Dividend' Means Fewer Stops, Summonses And Arrests

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WNYC
With crime near an all-time low, the NYPD might be giving more people a break.

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Dominican Day Parade Organizer Forced Out

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WNYC
No records showing how much money the Dominican Day Parade raised and where it went seem to exist.

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Orthodox Jews Mourn Seven Siblings Who Died in Fire

Sunday, March 22, 2015

WNYC
Mourners filled the streets around a Borough Park chapel to mourn the children, ages five to 16.

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FEGS Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WNYC
A venerable Manhattan nonprofit files for Chapter 11.

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Photos: Historic St. Patrick's Day Parade Brings Out Celebrants — and Controversy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

An openly gay group marched in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade — a first in the event’s more than 250-year history.

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NYPD Now Has Ears To Go With Eyes in the Sky

Monday, March 16, 2015

WNYC
Police are trying out a gunshot detection system, again.

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Vote on Lynch for Attorney General Faces More Delays

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he may not hold a vote unless a dispute over a human trafficking bill is resolved.

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NYC Teen Thespians Confront Human Trafficking

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WNYC
An all-girls theater company performed at an event to get teens talking about how to detect and stop trafficking, as the state Assembly considers a bill to tackle the problem.

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High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WNYC
The criminal case against one of the state's most powerful politicians is moving forward.

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