Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC focusing on criminal justice. 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. Before that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.
He is the recipient of a George Polk Award, a duPont Award from Columbia University, back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi public service awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and other honors. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California.
In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Lewis appears in the following:
Monday, June 04, 2018
Mayor de Blasio still owes $300,000 defending himself from corruption allegations; now he's looking for help paying his lawyers.
Monday, May 14, 2018
Thanks to a Bronx Defenders lawsuit, New Yorkers will finally get information on the assets police seize from the public.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
After days of back and forth, Cuomo and Vance said they're focusing on the alleged victims.
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
A clash with its Inspector General could land the NYPD in court.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
What good is it to get your arrest sealed if cops use it as a reason to arrest you again?
Monday, April 16, 2018
Buzzfeed publishes 1,800 leaked records, contravening official policy and angering the patrol officers union.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Saheed Vassell, 34, was shot nine times by police on Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The NYPD has ignored warnings for more than a decade that it's not putting enough resources into investigating adult sex crimes, according to a city watchdog report.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
New York is one of about a dozen states that doesn't allow early voting. Some progressives want to change that.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Fiery PBA president Pat Lynch says a cop killer should never go free. He says Governor Cuomo needs to act.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Joseph Percoco, a longtime friend of the governor and the manager of his 2014 re-election campaign, faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted on three counts.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Reclaim New York says it's a nonpartisan watchdog. But check out its staff, consultants and funders.
Monday, February 12, 2018
The Mercer family, Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway are behind a group that aims to reshape politics in New York State. WNYC reporter Robert Lewis investigates.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Some of the same people who got Donald Trump elected president — Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Robert Mercer — launched an effort to upend governments across New York state.
Monday, January 22, 2018
The "man behind the man" — Joseph Percoco — goes on trial for alleged kickbacks in a case sure to captivate Albany watchers.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Queens leaders clashed with public transit advocates near the Queensboro Bridge over the Governor's congestion pricing proposal — an early skirmish into what could be a nasty fight.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Last March the NYPD — in response to a WNYC investigation — announced an internal affairs investigation into a chief for possible mob ties. Less than a year later, he was promoted.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
The city's sanitation department is urging New Yorkers to take a moment to think about recycling responsibly during the joy of unwrapping their holiday presents.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
New York police and crime lab officials faced tough questions from the City Council.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Legal Aid has been digging up dirt on cops. And now its sharing it with other public defenders.