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:
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.
Friday, November 03, 2017
The president wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty for the ISIS-inspired man who killed eight people in Manhattan. But it's a lengthy, rare process.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
WNYC reporters on questions that have arisen about Seyfullo Saipov's use of surveillance and how bicycle lane safety measures may have prevented the deaths.
Friday, October 27, 2017
A businessman involved in kick-back scheme says donations to Bill de Blasio's campaign got him access and solved problems.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
At last 3,500 properties added to the flood zone received aid, but were not required to elevate above flood levels.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A stunning new elevated park that would protect the Lower East Side will break ground...eventually. But it's already less ambitious than promised.
Monday, September 25, 2017
With little oversight or regulation, the NYPD and the medical examiner's office have been quietly amassing genetic material from thousands of New Yorkers for years.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
NYPD is starting to use a specialized DNA analysis to reconstruct what victims looked like.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The namesake of the so-called Mollen Commission spent years in public service.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Police say a schizophrenic man had a knife when he charged them last month. The Brooklyn DA is looking into it.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
The mayoral candidates were among the politicians who made a stop at the annual Ecuadorian Parade in Queens on Sunday.
Monday, July 24, 2017
In an unprecedented expansion of DNA testing, the NYPD is swabbing every gun it recovers and the Medical Examiner's Office is analyzing the skin cells.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thousands of Haitians came to the United States under a humanitarian program following the 2010 earthquake. But the Trump administration may not extend their protected status.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
The junior senator from New York is asking her constituents to gear up to fight the health care bill that passed the House last week.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Prosecutors say cash, prostitutes and an $8,000 watch allowed unsavory characters to legally carry guns.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
After pioneering the use of stats to fight crime, the NYPD is hoping a similar approach will stop the increase of drug overdoses.
Monday, April 03, 2017
A judge sentenced Tyrone Howard to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting Holder in 2015.