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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 48 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. He is the 2015 recipient of the NY Press Club's "President's Award."

FUN FACT: Murray spent six weeks on

Bay Ridge & Bensonhurst »

May 24, 2016

Michael Rizzi was picked up Tuesday by feds for running multimillion-dollar Gambino-linked businesses.

Harlem »

May 19, 2016

The Urban Garden Center did not have the proper permits to house the combustible materials.

Downtown »

May 19, 2016

The federal investigation has ensnared NYPD brass and key officials in City Hall.

Downtown »

May 18, 2016

Inspector Peter DeBlasio and fired officer Michael Milici were questioned by the FBI, officials said.

Midtown & Theater District »

May 18, 2016

Gary Conrad was fatally shot and grazed a bystander on Eighth Avenue and West 49th Street, sources said.

Downtown »

May 17, 2016

Commissioner Bill Bratton's hand-picked choice to clean up the unit retired after two weeks on the job.

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace & Gowanus »

May 16, 2016

Michael Ameri was known as an early Vision Zero champion who worked well with street safety advocates.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

May 16, 2016

Sm-Ali Amanollahi, who dates fundraiser Rud Morales, was a victim of Ponzi scheme tied to federal probe.