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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.

Downtown »

July 30, 2015

Commissioner Bratton Orders NYPD Shakeup To Fine-Tune His Team

Bratton is making a push to implement his NYPD vision and revamp the recruitment process.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2015

Medical Office Employee Stabbed Near Radio City Music Hall, Sources Say

The employee was attacked by an emotionally disturbed man in a West 51st Street building, sources said.

Midtown & Theater District »

July 29, 2015

Legendary Priest Is Coming to Broadway

Father Peter Colapietro is taking over St. Malachy's, the parish on the Great White Way.

Downtown »

July 27, 2015

VIDEO: Bill Bratton Compares NYPD to Clergy in Message to the Pope

The commissioner said "cops and clergy share a calling" to serve the needy.

Downtown »

July 27, 2015

NYPD Crime Statistics Off by up to 229 Incidents a Month, Data Show

DNAinfo found that the number of NYC crimes fluctuates after the NYPD reports them to the public.

Harlem »

July 26, 2015

3 Men Critically Hurt by Synthetic Weed K2 on Wards Island, Sources Say

Two others were in serious but stable condition after taking the drugs, sources said.

Downtown »

July 23, 2015

Bratton Says He Won't Be Around Through Another De Blasio Term

The NYPD commissioner said he will likely leave before 2021, the end of a potential second term.  

New York City »

July 21, 2015

Summer Grifter Season in Full Swing With Rolex Thefts, Police Say

Several men have reported their pricey watches stolen after picking up women in bars.