Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a reporter/producer in the WNYC Newsroom, lead producer of "The Docket with Jami Floyd", and a producer/occasional host for the local edition of NPR's "Consider This."

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny has been with WNYC since 2014, first as an intern and then as a producer and reporter. Since joining the station, he has covered the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on everything from restaurants to the power grid and reported on how the NYPD continued to police low-level infractions while facing calls for reform. He’s also covered shows of controversial comics art and investigated whether New York City's water is really the secret ingredient behind our world-renowned pizza.

Danny Lewis appears in the following:

She Spent Years Trying To Spread The Word About Juneteenth. Now, She's Concerned The Holiday Could Lose Its Meaning.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The founder of Juneteenth NYC discusses her mixed feelings about it becoming a federal holiday, and the need for more celebrations of Black culture.


What Should Museums Look Like In An Age Of Protest?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

A new book by the former president and executive director of the Queens Museum examines the history of cultural institutions and how they chould change for the better.


NYC Mayoral Candidate Gives Open House Amid Questions About His Residency

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

A recent report in Politico raised questions about where Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams lived, and whether he was using public space for private use.


The American Museum Of Natural History's Gem And Mineral 'Nanny Room' Is No More

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The newly-renovated Hall of Gems and Minerals trades in its ramp-strewn indoor playground for huge specimens and a focus on connection.

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How Some Staten Islanders Are Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy In Their Community

Friday, May 21, 2021

No zip code on Staten Island is reporting more than 50% of residents with their first shot.


Map Reveals How The Coronavirus Spread Around NYC—And The Dangers Of Health Precarity

Thursday, May 20, 2021

A new study analyzed tiny genetic differences in coronavirus samples to trace lineages of the germ that had infected patients around the city. 


What The CDC's New Mask Guidance For Vaccinated People Means For The NYC Region

Friday, May 14, 2021

Precise messaging can decide whether the holdouts ultimately seek a COVID-19 shot. Dropping mask restrictions might accomplish the opposite.


Plastic Straws Will Soon Be Available Only Upon Request

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The New York City Council passed legislation aimed at limiting the use of plastic straws in the five boroughs.


What NY Parents Should Know About COVID Vaccines For 12-To-15-Year-Olds

Monday, May 10, 2021

While the majority of children appear to not get extremely sick because of the coronavirus, the vaccine will prevent them from spreading it to others.


Want To Help India? Donating To Small Organizations May Be Your Best Bet

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Some Indian New Yorkers are urging people to donate to local volunteers and mutual aid funds.


New York City Will Restart Curbside Composting, But Critics Say It's A Missed Opportunity For More

Thursday, April 22, 2021

City officials say they're determining how best to expand composting in the future.


After A Broadway Producer Steps Back, What Happens Next?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Washington Post's Peter Marks explains who Scott Rudin is, and what might happen next. 


As Billions Of Cicadas Swarm The East Coast, The Tri-State Area May Stay Silent

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New York, Connecticut, and northern New Jersey may be left out of this year's noisy mating ritual.


The Plan For Getting Sports Fans Back To New York Stadiums This Fall Will Be Complicated

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Erie County executive wants the Buffalo Bills' stadium filled with fans next fall...all of them vaccinated. But WNYC's Danny Lewis says that'll be complicated.


Remembering Dandy, The New York Yankees' Short-Lived Mascot

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The pear-shaped, pinstriped mascot ran afoul of team owner George Steinbrenner even before he made his debut.


What To Expect As Governor Cuomo's Deadline For Police Reform Looms

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Hundreds of police departments across the state have to submit reform plans or face losing state funding.


Where Mayoral Candidates Are Getting Their Money, And How They're Spending It

Friday, March 19, 2021

With several months still to go before the primary, Democratic mayoral candidates have amassed serious campaign war chests.


After Months Of Delays, NYPD Watchdog Published Officers' Misconduct Records

Thursday, March 04, 2021

The database allows the public a glimpse into civilians' complaints against individual police officers.


Pandemic Mortgage Defaults Have Nearly Reached Great Recession Levels

Monday, March 01, 2021

"Even with a forbearance, it may be difficult for them to meet their other financial obligations."


31 Years After "House Party," One Of Its Stars Reflects On The Cult Classic

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Apollo Theater is celebrating the film with online performances and conversations.