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.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 31, 2015

Broadway Pastor Says Times Square May Need Divine Intervention

Rev. Peter Colapietro said clergy should team up with business leaders to restore order to Times Square.

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights & Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

August 30, 2015

Gunman and Victim Exchanged Words Before Fatal Hookah Bar Shooting: NYPD

Three other people were wounded inside the Buda Hookah Lounge at 589 Flatbush Ave., police said.

Midtown & Theater District »

August 26, 2015

NYPD 'Times Square Unit' Will Tackle Topless Ladies and Costumed Characters

The NYPD plans to assign 100 officers to the area to address quality-of-life issues.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

August 26, 2015

Man Slashes Dad in Upper East Side Condo Before Jumping to His Death: NYPD

Mark Citrin slashed his father Niles and then jumped from their E. 65th St. apartment, officials said.

Downtown »

August 25, 2015

There's a Leak at World Trade Center Feared to Be in River Wall: Sources

Experts are trying to find the source of rushing water behind lower concourse walls.

South Bronx »

August 25, 2015

Bronx Security Guard Sues Opera House Hotel Over Legionnaires' Outbreak

Leslie Noble, a 54-year-old security guard who lives near the Opera House Hotel, is suing the business.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

August 24, 2015

Guard Killed by Man Who Turned Gun on Himself in Federal Court House

A 68-year-old man shot a security guard at 201 Varick St. before he killed himself.

Riverdale & Kingsbridge »

August 23, 2015

Worker Who Lit a Match to Check for Gas Sparked Bronx School Blast: Sources

Workers were remodeling a science laboratory at John F. Kennedy High School when the explosion happened.