Danny Lewis

Danny Lewis is a reporter/producer in the WNYC Newsroom. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danny graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism before starting in radio as an intern for WNYC 's health desk and Radiolab. He has covered the city for the New York Daily News and has also written about science, art and history for Smithsonian Magazine. At WNYC, Danny has reported on the removal of a controversial statue from Central Park, examined a New Jersey town's attempts to ban outsiders from its streets, and investigated whether New York City's water is really the secret ingredient behind our world-renowned pizza. In addition to journalism, Danny is a cartoonist and illustratorHis Twitter feed is primarily pictures of his cats.


Danny Lewis appears in the following:

'I Finally Faced The Giant.' A Bronx Woman On Speaking Out Against Russell Simmons

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rapper and author Sherri Hines discusses her decision to come forward with her accusation of rape against Simmons in a new documentary.


Federal Judge Says East Ramapo Must Change How It Elects Its School Board

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

A federal judge ruled against the board, which has long been the subject of complaints of racism and disenfranchisement.


The Ins And Outs of New York's Contact Tracing Programs

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Contact tracing is crucial to the governor’s plan to gradually reopen the state.


New York City's Deputy Mayor For Health And Human Services On The COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, May 15, 2020

Dr. Raul Perea-Henze is overseeing New York City's response to the novel coronavirus.


New York City Reports More Children With Condition Linked To COVID-19

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Officials in New York City are reporting more children suffering from an inflammatory condition linked to COVID-19.


Some New Yorkers Are Losing Internet, Months After Providers Pledged To Stop Shutoffs

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

New Yorkers are still reporting that their internet is being shut off, despite providers pledging not to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic.


New York And New Jersey Float Plans To Begin Reopening

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Governors Cuomo and Murphy have released plans to reopen their states as the growth in COVID-19 cases continues to decline.


New York City Council Gets Back To Business Over Zoom

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The city's legislature held its first votes since the COVID-19 crisis began.


The Docket: Big Tech, COVID-19, And The Constitution

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Companies like Apple and Google are working on ways to help public health officials track the coronavirus' spread, but it raises questions about the 4th Amendment.


Decades Of Disinvestment Are At The Heart Of Local Unemployment Insurance Problems

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

As hundreds of thousands of people try to apply for unemployment insurance after COVID-19-related layoffs, they run into a starved social safety net.


COVID-19 Is "An Unseen Crisis" In New Jersey's Nursing Homes

Friday, April 10, 2020

New reporting suggests the Garden State's nursing homes have been undercounting coronavirus cases amid a spike in deaths.


Suffolk County Rolls Out New Testing Sites, As COVID-19 Cases Spike On Long Island

Thursday, April 09, 2020

The sites will provide COVID-19 testing and in-depth information on the coronavirus for Spanish speakers.


Advice On Getting Through COVID Isolation From Two Doctors Who Worked Through SARS

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Studies of people who had to quarantine during the 2003 SARS outbreak in Toronto, Canada found they had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand On The Next COVID-19 Stimulus Bill And The Need To Share Racial Data

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The New York senator discusses the need for universal health coverage, and support for domestic violence victims.


The Docket: What Powers Does The Government Have During A Pandemic?

Friday, April 03, 2020

Crafting a government response to diseases like COVID-19 takes a lot of balance between federal powers, state powers, and civil rights.


EMT's Get Controversial New Guidelines On Taking Some Patients To The Hospital

Friday, April 03, 2020

The board regulating New York City's EMTs and paramedics is issuing new guidelines on cardiac arrest patients.


How NYC Apartment Buildings Are Battling COVID-19 Spread

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The majority city residents live packed together in apartment buildings, and that has added to the challenges of slowing the spread of COVID-19.


A Global Pandemic Makes Navigating Moving Day Even More Nightmarish

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Moving is stressful enough before adding COVID-19 into the mix.


New York Restricts Construction Projects Due to COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

Only essential infrastructure and emergency projects can continue for now.

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Working Remotely Is Harder If You Only Get Internet On Your Phone

Friday, March 20, 2020

Internet service providers are lifting data caps on broadband connections, but not everyone is doing the same for mobile plans.