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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.

East Village & Lower East Side »

April 25, 2015

Police Fatally Shoot Robbery Suspect in Lobby of East Village Building

Police said the man beat detectives with a police radio when they attempted to arrest him.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

April 23, 2015

Police Investigating Man Found Dead Inside Pierre Hotel

Davis Evans, 29, was found unconscious in his hotel room Thursday morning, the NYPD said.

Fresh Meadows & Jamaica Estates »

April 23, 2015

Gunman Killed by Police After Opening Fire in Queens Bar, NYPD Says

Jonathan Efraim, 30, opened fire inside the Irish Hillside Inn, 168-02 Hillside Ave., police said.

South Bronx »

April 22, 2015

Officers in NYPD Ticket Fixing Scandal Quietly Trying to Cut Deals: Sources

Bronx DA's staying firm with officers facing loss of jobs and lucrative pensions for dumping tickets.

East New York & Brownsville »

April 21, 2015

Feds Shoot at Suspect During East New York Heroin Bust, 3 Arrested: Sources

Homeland Security agents shot at a suspect, but no one was injured, according to federal officials. 

South Bronx »

April 21, 2015

Ramona Moore's Remains Found 3 Years After Alleged Murder by Super

Her super, Nasean Bonie, was charged with murder despite the fact that there was no body.

Harlem »

April 21, 2015

Nonprofit for Troubled Moms Hired Conman Who Preyed on Clients, Sources Say

The Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership fired Daniel Rodriguez after learning of his actions.

Flushing & Whitestone »

April 13, 2015

Ron Darling Wine Flows For Charity at Citi Field

The Mets legend worked with the owner of McFadden's to start a wine label to help kids with diabetes.