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 version 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:

Cosmic Horror And Devoted Fans Made Blaseball The Best Sport Of The Pandemic

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

While actual baseball has struggled with a weird year, a fantasy baseball simulator leaned into it.

Comment

NYC Councilmembers Grill Education And Health Officials On School Reopenings

Friday, October 16, 2020

Among the big topics: getting better Internet access and devices for remote learning, and ramping up the city's childcare and after-school program to help working parents.

Comment

Broadway Is Closed, But The Raccoon Show Plays Every Day In Riverside Park

Friday, October 09, 2020

Racoons hold court and leave local residents wanting more. 

Comment

The Docket: No-Knock Warrants And The Right To Privacy In The Home

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The police killing of Breonna Taylor has shined a spotlight on law enforcement's use of no-knock warrants across the country.

Comment

Many NYC Students Are Still Struggling To Get Online For Remote Learning

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Public school students are still unable to log-in to class.

Comment

U.S. Senate Democrats Prepare To Bring Supreme Court Nomination Fight To The People

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is urging the public to pressure Republicans to hold off on filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat.

Comment

COVID-19 Concerns Split 9/11 Memorial Ceremony In Two

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The two ceremonies are divided over the tradition of reading victims' names aloud, in person.

Comment

Why Are Democratic Leaders Stumping For A Tax Policy That Benefits The Rich?

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

For three years, Democratic politicians from New York and New Jersey have been complaining about one particular aspect of the 2017 tax bill.

Comments [3]

Is New York's Covid Infection Rate Artificially Low?

Thursday, September 03, 2020

New York is one of the most aggressive states in the country at encouraging people without symptoms of the virus to get tested. Is that what's making the percentage of positives so low? 

Comment

Young Protesters At The March On Washington Say It Links Them To Their Elders

Friday, August 28, 2020

New Yorkers traveled to Washington, D.C. to mark the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March for Jobs and Freedom.

Comment

Scientific American Celebrates 175 Years Of Science Journalism

Friday, August 28, 2020

The magazine has always been based in New York City.

Comment

Eric Trump Makes Time To Stump For His Dad, But Not To Speak With New York's Attorney General

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking to enforce a subpoena against Eric Trump and the Trump Organization.

Comment

NYCHA Chairman Proposes Massive Borrowing Against Future Government Payments

Monday, August 24, 2020

Greg Russ describes his proposal to borrow from the bond market to pay for repairs to 175,000 apartments. 

Comment

Ask A College Freshmen What It's Like To Start School Amid A Global Pandemic

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Three students starting college this fall discuss remote classes, quarantining in dorm rooms, and navigating social life over Zoom.

Comment

NYPD Considers New Rules For When It Can Take Away Press Credentials

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The NYPD is supposed to issue new rules soon for when it can take away press credentials from journalists, and the plan drew mixed reactions at a hearing. 

Comment

New York City Council Members Who Opposed Budget Got Less Funding For Their District

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

An analysis of discretionary funding found Council members who voted against the controversial budget received an average of seven times less funding.

Comment

An Audio Tour Of Green-Wood Cemetery Reflects On Death And Life During The Pandemic

Friday, August 07, 2020

"Cairns" is a new collaboration between Green-Wood Cemetery and HERE Arts Center.

Comment

The NYPD Is Still Overwhelmingly Ticketing People Of Color For Drinking In Public

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Summonses are down overall in 2020, but police are handing them out at the same rates.

Comment

NY Congressman Eliot Engel Ousted After More Than 30 Years

Friday, July 17, 2020

Jamaal Bowman has officially won the Democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional District.

Comment

New York Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr. On Recent Spike In Gun Violence

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Recent shootings include the death of a 1-year-old boy in Bed-Stuy and a mass shooting in Crown Heights, both of which Cornegy represents.

Comment