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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 48Hours" and "The Brian Lehrer Show," among others.

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 tour with The Who traveling in

Downtown »

January 18, 2017

NYPD Sergeant Tracy Gittens was suspended after recently being drug tested, sources said. 

Woodlawn & Wakefield »

January 17, 2017

As Richard Haste's NYPD trial began, prosecutors said he was poorly trained and violated key protocols.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

January 16, 2017

Daquan King, 23, said he killed Savyon Zabar in self-defense.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

January 16, 2017

Taxstone was arrested on Monday in connection with the May 25 shooting, police said

Downtown »

January 10, 2017

From NYPD to NY Rangers, New Yorkers expressed affection for officer who forgave teen who shot him.  

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

January 10, 2017

The victim was walking on West Third street when the robber hit him in the head and demanded money. 

Downtown »

January 10, 2017

McDonald, who forgave the teen who shot and crippled him in Central Park in 1986, died Tuesday.  

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

January 9, 2017

Captain Peter Rose tweeted the apology from the 94th Precinct's Twitter account on Monday afternoon.