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:
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.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
NYPD is starting to use a specialized DNA analysis to reconstruct what victims looked like.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The namesake of the so-called Mollen Commission spent years in public service.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Police say a schizophrenic man had a knife when he charged them last month. The Brooklyn DA is looking into it.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
The mayoral candidates were among the politicians who made a stop at the annual Ecuadorian Parade in Queens on Sunday.
Monday, July 24, 2017
In an unprecedented expansion of DNA testing, the NYPD is swabbing every gun it recovers and the Medical Examiner's Office is analyzing the skin cells.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thousands of Haitians came to the United States under a humanitarian program following the 2010 earthquake. But the Trump administration may not extend their protected status.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
The junior senator from New York is asking her constituents to gear up to fight the health care bill that passed the House last week.
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.