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:

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.


How Ineligible New Yorkers Are Getting Vaccinated

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Rather than letting doses go to waste, some health clinics are putting leftover COVID-19 vaccine shots into arms regardless of eligibility requirements.

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Are New Yorkers Experiencing A Boom In Pandemic Pests?

Friday, February 19, 2021

"In 12 years, we've never had to use an exterminator," says one Brooklyn resident. "So that kind of gives you a sense." 


Noticing More Bugs?

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Discussing the rise of home infestations since the pandemic began: Have you seen more bugs in your home than usual?

After Judge Steps In, East Ramapo School Board Election Gives Greater Voice to Black and Brown Parents

Friday, February 12, 2021

The Rockland County school board is dominated by strictly Orthodox Jews who send their children to private schools, while the public schools are mostly children of color.


New Study Suggests NYC Subway Stations Are Rife With Air Pollution

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Particles from subway brakes rubbing on rails and diesel fuel from maintenance trains could potentially cause serious health problems.

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New York State Drips Out Data On Nursing Home COVID Deaths After Court Order

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Bill Hammond, a senior fellow for health policy at the Empire Center, says the state's latest update doesn't go far enough.


NY Attorney General Suggests State Health Department Underreported COVID-19 Deaths In Nursing Homes

Thursday, January 28, 2021

An investigation by AG James found that New York has been undercounting these fatalities by as much as 50 percent.


Governor Cuomo Floats A Return To Indoor Dining In New York City

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo is considering allowing New York City to reopen some indoor dining, since COVID-19 positivity rates have been slowly declining.


How To Make A COVID Vaccine -- Quickly

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Global demand for the COVID vaccine is outpacing production. One of Pfizer's top viral vaccine scientists talked with WNYC about what it would take to ramp it up.   

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New Research Suggests COVID-19 Variants Could Bypass Immune Defenses

Thursday, January 21, 2021

That could mean coronavirus vaccines become an annual shot, as with the flu.


Walkie-Talkie App Zello Purges Thousands Of Far-Right Channels Used To Coordinate Capitol Insurrection

Friday, January 15, 2021

Audio and chat logs show users and militia members shared information on the app while illegally storming the Capitol building.


How James Beard’s Queerness Influenced American Food Culture

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

"The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard" re-centers the iconic cook’s gay identity.


“It Should’ve Happened A Long Time Ago”: New Whitney Retrospective Gives Black Photographers Their Due

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

"Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop" spotlights one of the few networks for Black artists in the 1960s.


A Dogsledder's Tips On Staying Warm While Social Distancing Outdoors This Winter

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Author and Iditarod racer Blair Braverman shares advice for New Yorkers who don't want to let the cold get in the way of socializing outdoors during the pandemic.


"Los Deliveristas Unidos" Say They're Keeping New York City Fed, And They Want To Be Treated Accordingly

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

A group of delivery workers from Brooklyn is driving a push for better pay and more workplace protections from restaurant owners and delivery apps.


Cuomo Says New York Will Start Getting Coronavirus Vaccine In Weeks, But Most Will Have To Wait Months

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The state is prioritizing nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and frontline health care workers for the vaccine.


Five Years Ago, Cuomo Set Out To End The AIDS Pandemic By 2020. Here's Where We Are.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Health Department’s Division of Disease Control, gives an update.