Robert Lewis is a reporter for WNYC. 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 where he reported on prescription drug abuse, problems at a local housing authority and the Long Island Power Authority. Before that, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee.
He is the recipient of a duPont Award from Columbia University, a Sigma Delta Chi public service award from the Society of Professional Journalists and other awards. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. His work has appeared on ProPublica, Salon and ABC’s 20/20.
In 2008, he received a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Robert Lewis appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Democrat was once one of the most powerful politicians in New York State.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Members of the Professional Staff Congress will start several days of voting on Monday to decide if their union has the OK to call for a strike, should contract talks fail.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In what was said to be the largest drug bust in modern city history, 120 accused gang members were arrested.
Monday, March 21, 2016
The Manhattan DA's Office is testing out electronic monitoring to get young offenders off Rikers Island.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he won't prosecute police officers for the July death of Raynette Turner. But that doesn't mean they didn't do anything wrong.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The Manhattan DA will no longer prosecute many low-level offenses, keeping people out of the system.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
While Hollywood was patting itself on the back, demonstrations across the country decried the Oscars as racist.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
A federal monitor's report shows it will take time to change the culture in the NYPD regarding stop-and-frisk.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
After two days of deliberations, a jury found the rookie NYPD officer guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley in the Pink Houses in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It's up to the jury after closing arguments in the trial of NYPD officer Peter Liang for the shooting death of Akai Gurley in the stairwell of NYCHA's Pink Houses in Brooklyn in 2014.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
In closing arguments both sides warned the jury their verdict has broader implications.
Monday, February 08, 2016
Sometimes pausing to cry, NYPD Officer Peter Liang described what happened when he shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened housing project stairwell.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
It was a rough day for the prosecution in the manslaughter trial of Officer Peter Liang.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Melissa Butler broke down on the stand as she described how the 28-year-old father was fatally shot by Officer Liang in a housing project stairwell in 2014.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A gruesome killing at a homeless shelter underscores challenges facing the system.
Monday, January 25, 2016
The manslaughter trial of Peter Liang opened today with a dramatic 911 call from the night he shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley.
Thursday, January 07, 2016
NYPD agrees to modify rules regarding its counter-terrorism investigations.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Special courts will focus on gun crimes.
Monday, January 04, 2016
If you liked CompStat, you'll love CompStat 2.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
A new report reveals just how segregated New York City schools have become.