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Murray Weiss

Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor @weiss_murray mweiss@dnainfo.com

Murray Weiss is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, columnist and editor, and is considered an expert on government, law enforcement, criminal justice, organized crime and terrorism.

Murray has held a number of prominent positions at two of the country's largest newspapers, the New York Post and the New York Daily News, and exposed the secrets of murderers, mob bosses and terrorists to coining the expression "Rough Sex." Under former Post editor Pete Hamill, Weiss served for nearly a year as metropolitan editor during one of the paper's most difficult, and colorful, periods.

He has written scores of exclusive articles — among them the national disclosures that a rogue NBA referee was on a Mafia payroll and the link between a Ft. Hood Army psychiatrist and an Al Qaeda leader. Others involved stories recognizable by single names or phrases: Louima; Diallo; Gotti; Madoff; Preppy Murder, Mob Cops, Kennedy Rape, Sean Bell, Central Park Jogger; Crown Heights Riot; NYPD Ticket Fixing; Stop-and-Frisk, and Millionaire Madam.

His award-winning investigations include exposés on corruption in city government, drug abuse within the NYPD; breakdowns in the Fire Department that cost the lives of two firemen and systemic abuses in the New York military. Several articles resulted in governmental and legislative changes, the dismissals of top officials and the criminal convictions of wrongdoers.

For more than two decades, Murray also served as Criminal Justice Editor at the New York Post, overseeing a bureau of reporters working inside NYPD Headquarters.

Before joining the Post in 1986 as a reporter and Associate Editor, he already was an award-winning journalist at the New York Daily News, where he served as the newspaper's Police Headquarters Bureau Chief and later as Chief Investigative Reporter assigned to New York's City Hall during a period known as "The Great Municipal Corruption Scandals.

One of his books, "The Man Who Warned America," (Harper Collins, 2003),  was a ground-breaking 9/11 tome on the FBI National Security counterterrorism leader who chased Osama bin Laden around the world, but died in the attack on the World Trade Center. The book reached the New York Times best-sellers list.

He's also been a television and radio commentator and analyst with appearances on the "Today Show," "Larry King Live," "Imus," “Dateline;” “CBS 40 Hours” and "The Brian Lehrer Show," among others.

And Murray has continued his award-winning reporting at DNAinfo New York, scoring top honors from The New York Press Club, the Society of Silurians and the Society of Professional Journalists.

FUN FACT: Murray spent six weeks on tour with "The Who" traveling North America in their private plane with an all-access pass.

Canarsie & Mill Basin »

May 22, 2015

D.C. Murder Suspect Paid Cabbie $1K to Flee NYC as NYPD Moved In: Sources

Daron Dylon Wint hid out with his girlfriend in Canarsie, then paid $1,000 to flee town, sources say.

South Bronx »

May 22, 2015

14-Year-Old Shot to Death on Way to School, Police and Witnesses Say

Christopher Duran, 14, was shot in the head and torso in the Bronx on Friday, police said.

Canarsie & Mill Basin »

May 21, 2015

Murder Suspect Caught in DC After Fears He Was Hiding in Brooklyn

Police initially thought Daron Dylon Wint, 34, came to Brooklyn to hide out with his girlfriend.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

May 18, 2015

2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Hit by Falling Bricks on Upper West Side

The child was struck outside The Esplanade on West End Avenue, police said.

South Bronx »

May 18, 2015

Bronx Judge Rips NYPD Officer For Trying To Stall Ticket-Fixing Trial

Judge blasted officer for 11th hour attempt to switch lawyers as a pension-saving ruse.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 18, 2015

Man Found Dead Under Bed in Midtown Hilton, Sources Say

He had checked into the hotel with three other men and two women prostitutes, sources said.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

May 18, 2015

Mom 'Lucky' After Being Shot Watching a Prospect Park Little League Game

The bullet was fired by a 14-year-old boy, police said.

Downtown »

May 14, 2015

De Blasio Surprises Police and Fire Unions With New Disability Package

The mayor had previously been against changing pension rules for police officers and firefighters.