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 coming to New York, he spent three years at The Sacramento Bee where he started as a county government reporter and then moved to the business desk to cover real estate and development. He was a finalist for a 2012 Gerald Loeb Award for an investigation of hard money lending in northern California. In addition, 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:
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Commissioner Bratton says every officer has to file a report every time he or she uses force. The department will track and investigate each one.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
The weekend fair kicked off this year's public high school search for New York City students.
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Civilian Complaint Review Board started releasing some information about disciplinary records in 2013. But after the death of Eric Garner, that changed.
Friday, September 18, 2015
District Attorney Robert Johnson wants to step down after 27 years to become a judge. But voters won't have a say in his replacement.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
James Frascatore, the NYPD officer who body-slammed former tennis pro James Blake on Wednesday, was the subject of a WNYC investigation that highlighted his troubled history.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The form will direct recipients to call one or both NYPD watchdogs if they have a complaint.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
NYPD still needs to iron out thorny policy issues.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A superseding indictment outlines new allegations against the powerful state senator.
Friday, July 17, 2015
The death that sparked a movement also brought new urgency to police reforms.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Starting next year, judges will have the option to release non-violent defendants as long as they agree to be monitored while they're out.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Lynch claims mandate after winning 70 percent of the vote.
Friday, June 05, 2015
The closely watched election for president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association was driven by turmoil in the streets and a longstanding contract impasse.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on federal corruption charges in Manhattan federal court Thursday.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A new report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board attributes the trend to the prevalence of recording devices.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Bratton says city can reduce arrests without decriminalizing low-level offenses.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Loretta Lynch has been the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for seven years under two Democratic presidents.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?
Friday, April 10, 2015
A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The city's new police watchdog is still getting up to speed.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Firefighters expected to be on site all night at the scene of an explosion and fire that tore through 4 buildings on 2nd Avenue near East 7th Street.