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 23, 2014

NYPD Tracking Down Workers With Brooklyn Bridge Access in White Flag Case

Investigators are looking to talk to construction workers and people involved in the July 4 fireworks.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

July 22, 2014

White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

The NYPD is looking for four or five people who they believe played a part in the swap, sources said.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

July 14, 2014

NYPD Tells Officers to Keep Making Pot Arrests, Despite Brooklyn DA's Memo

Officers were told to keep enforcing the law, despite Thompson's vow to dismiss many marijuana charges.

St. George & Port Richmond »

July 9, 2014

Carjacker Being Eyed for Series of Staten Island Murders, Police Said

Tyrell Brown was arrested on Tuesday night after police said he stole a car by gunpoint.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

July 9, 2014

VIDEO: Man's Skull Fractured in Fight Over Chihuahua, NYPD Says

The suspect punched Paul Martone in Hell's Kitchen, police said.

Borough Park & Midwood »

July 8, 2014

Woman Lived With Mom's Skeleton for a Year, Sources Say

Officers found the remains after being called to a Borough Park home.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

July 8, 2014

Mom Arrested After Abandoning Baby on Subway Platform, NYPD Says

Frankea Aleasha-Dabbs left her baby in a stroller at the Columbus Circle platform, police said.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

July 8, 2014

Firefighter Ran Out of Air as He Searched for Survivors, Sources Say

Lt. Gordon Ambelas is believed to have exhausted his 20-minute respirator, sources said.