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:
Friday, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
New Yorkers on average file a claim a day for injuries or property damage caused by falling tree limbs and it's costing the city as much as $14 million a year.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Congress members say it's time for the feds to step in and handle Eric Garner inquiry.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Brookdale Hospital in Brownsville received a rare federal citation for failing to protect hospital employees.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
OSHA says inmates circulated a "hit list" of staff targeted for assault.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Figures show Staten Island's North Shore has disproportionate levels of summonses and stop-and-frisks.
Monday, July 28, 2014
A review of court records and arrest data, along with interviews of attorneys, law enforcement experts and citizens, show many low-level arrests spiral dangerously out of control.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In an experiment aimed at combating climate change, Google's 3-D camera cars have been outfitted with methane sensors. Their maps of gas leaks on Staten Island could be a tool in reducing pollution.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Binghamton Sen. Thomas Libous, the No. 2 Republican, lied to the FBI during their pay-to-play investigation of his ties to a law firm and lobbyist, his indictment says. Twenty-six legislators have left office under a cloud since 1999.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday's Supreme Court ruling will give family-owned companies more freedom to challenge laws on religious grounds.
Monday, June 23, 2014
After years of deficits, the revered institution of Jewish learning is teetering on the brink of insolvency, and now even faculty members are planning to sue.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
WNYC's Freedom of Information request yields no clues about how or why the governor's March appearance at a pro-charter school rally came about. The event helped crystallize the opposition to Cuomo from progressives in his own party.
Friday, June 06, 2014
The mentally ill, ex-convict accused of murdering a six-year-old Brooklyn boy in a public housing elevator was living at a nearby group home that has been the subject of numerous complaints and violations.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The man police believe killed a 6-year-old boy inside the elevator of a Brooklyn public housing building had a history of mental illness and violent behavior.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Yeshiva University sold 10 residential properties in the Washington Heights area to Cammeby’s International for $72.5 million, according to a spokeswoman for the buyer.
Most of the deeds were filed Thursday, two days after the school announced that Montefiore Health System will be taking over day-to-day ...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
In its heyday, the New York Rangers Fan Club hosted trips to away games, hung signs through the stadium to cheer on the team and even had social events like an annual dinner dance with players.