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 »

December 19, 2014

Woman in Custody For Assaulting Officers During Brooklyn Bridge Protest

The unidentified woman is being interrogated, but has not been arrested, the NYPD said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

December 19, 2014

VIDEO: NYPD Officer Investigated For Punching Teen, Police Say

Police are investigating after a video that appears to show a young man being punched during an arrest.

Downtown »

December 19, 2014

Cuba Decision Gives Fraunces Tavern Bombing Victim's Son Hope for Justice

Joseph Connor hopes William Morales will be extradited from Cuba for the bombing that killed his father.

Downtown »

December 19, 2014

Protester Charged With Brooklyn Bridge Police Assault, NYPD Says

Robert Murray tackled two lieutenants, leaving one with a broken nose, prosecutors said.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

December 18, 2014

NYPD Precincts Across City Cancel Their Holiday Parties Amid Protests

At least two-thirds of the city's precincts have canceled their holiday parties, a source said.

Midtown & Theater District »

December 17, 2014

Rapper Bobby Shmurda Arrested in Drug and Guns Probe, Officials Say

Shmurda was arrested along with about a dozen others including rapper Rowdy Rebel, sources said.

St. George & Port Richmond »

December 16, 2014

Even Prosecutors Stunned Grand Jury Didn't Indict in Garner Case: Sources

Prosecutors were "extremely disappointed" Officer Daniel Pantaleo escaped being charged, sources said.

Howard Beach & Richmond Hill »

December 15, 2014

Tardy De Blasio Made JetBlue Flight Wait at the Gate

Roughly 150 people bound for Puerto Rico weren't allowed to board until the mayor showed up.