Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC focusing on criminal justice. 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. Before that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.
He is the recipient of a George Polk Award, a duPont Award from Columbia University, back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi public service awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and other honors. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California.
In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Lewis appears in the following:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Prosecutors say cash, prostitutes and an $8,000 watch allowed unsavory characters to legally carry guns.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
After pioneering the use of stats to fight crime, the NYPD is hoping a similar approach will stop the increase of drug overdoses.
Monday, April 03, 2017
A judge sentenced Tyrone Howard to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting Holder in 2015.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
It's a historic call to shutter the jail complex, which has become a symbol of mass incarceration and brutality. Still, a political battle over Rikers' closure likely looms.
Friday, March 31, 2017
The cop who killed Ramarley Graham wasn't the only one who had confidential info leaked to the press. What about the teen?
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Police disciplinary records are staying secret, for now.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The mother of the unarmed teen who was shot at his home in the Bronx in 2012 says letting Officer Richard Haste resign is not justice.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Before he wrapped his arm around Eric Garner's neck, Officer Daniel Pantaleo racked up civilian complaints.
Monday, March 13, 2017
In response to a WNYC report on an Assistant Chief's connections to the mob, the NYPD opened a probe.
Monday, March 13, 2017
When the feds crippled the Bonanno crime family, this NYPD Assistant Chief took advantage.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The city's 24,000 cops have a new contract to vote on. And De Blasio can shake daily protests as he focuses on re-election.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
After months of criticism about transparency, the NYPD moves to release some information on officer misconduct.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Commissioner James O'Neill says there's a system in place to handle outside financial interests. But is it enough?
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Dozens of high-ranking officers earn money on the side. But none appear to have as many entanglements as Assistant Chief Edward Delatorre.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Accountant. Real estate agent. Blood bank technologist? A WNYC investigation finds some cops are bringing in millions from side jobs without the Conflicts of Interest Board's scrutiny.
Monday, November 14, 2016
It was hard to find a Trump supporter at the Lamb’s Church, even though the president-elect won broad support from evangelicals nationwide.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
After more than a century, the Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series title in Major League Baseball.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
The 50-year-old DA is handing over day-to-day control while he undergoes treatment.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
After taking on the legislature, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is going after the executive branch with charges against former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Cops are hunting for two men who they say thwarted the Chelsea bomber's second device. But it's cool, they just want to talk.