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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.
From exposing the secrets of murderers, mob bosses and terrorists to coining the expression "Rough Sex," Murray has held a number of prominent writing, bureau chief and editor positions at two of the country's largest newspapers, the New York Post and the New York Daily News. 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 when it felt like the Titanic after striking an iceberg.
He has written scores of exclusive front page articles – among them the national disclosures that a rogue NBA referee was on a Mafia payroll and the link between the Ft. Hood Massacre Army psychiatrist and an outspoken Al Qaeda leader. Others involved stories recognizable by single names or phrases: Louima; Diallo; Gotti; Madoff; Preppy Murder, Mob Cops, 9/11, Kennedy Rape, Sean Bell, Central Park Jogger and Crown Heights Riot.
His award-winning investigations include exposes on corruption in city government, drug abuse within the New York Police Department; 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 from inside NYPD Headquarters.
Before joining the Post in 1986 as a reporter and Associate Editor, he 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) reached a New York Times best-seller list and he's been a guest on the "Today Show," "Larry King Live," and "Imus," among others.
And Murray continues his award-winning reporting as a columnist with DNAinfo.com New York, scoring top honors from The New York Press Club and the distinguished Society of Silurians.
Fun Fact: Murray spent six weeks on tour with "The Who" traveling North America in their private plane with an all-access pass.