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 that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.
He is the recipient of a duPont Award from Columbia University, a Sigma Delta Chi public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists and other awards. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. 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, 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.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The tense weekend in New York and New Jersey drew attention to a number of issues brought to light by violence
Monday, September 19, 2016
Police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami just hours after an alert went out Monday on the region's wireless emergency alert system, something that has been used only eight times since 2012.
Friday, September 16, 2016
One of the nation's most influential police chiefs steps down from his post on Friday. William Bratton is retiring from the NYPD. On Thursday, he participated in one final crime stat meeting.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Commissioner William Bratton presided over his final crime statistics meeting Thursday, leaving behind the digital system he created that's been emulated worldwide.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Newly-released documents show an NYPD Chief made as much as $777,000 on the side in the past five years off cops vying for a promotion.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Bratton says highly paid "amateurs" behind attack on Broken Windows.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Three dozen city leaders are backing a lawsuit against the city over the release of records about the cop who killed Eric Garner.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The progressive mayor's administration has taken a more conservative approach to the release of police records than mayors in the past.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says favors releasing more info about police misconduct as city continues fight for secrecy.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
DA Ken Thompson had his bodyguards pay for his meals. That's a no-no, and it cost him a fifteen thousand dollar fine.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The NYPD regularly violates rules to safeguard constitutional rights in political investigations — especially in Muslim communities, according to a new report.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
An important early test of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan has run into local opposition, which delayed a vote earlier this week.