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 their private plane and with an all access pass as the band toured America and Canada.

Ditmas Park & Flatbush »

October 26, 2016

Davonte Pressley was shot three times in the torso after lunging at police with a knife, officials said.

Sheepshead Bay & Marine Park »

October 26, 2016

The man was pronounced dead at Coney Island Hospital, police said.

Downtown »

October 25, 2016

A union president says new guidelines will lead to civilian complaints against his members.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 23, 2016

"Police have rights, too,” said Norman Siegel, the former head of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

October 20, 2016

The 22-year-old ordered a Lyft at 2 a.m. then climbed into a black car that arrived a minute later. 

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 20, 2016

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he had no jurisdiction because the victim was armed with a bat.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 19, 2016

The sergeant, an eight-year veteran, was stripped of his gun and badge after the shooting.

Soundview & Castle Hill »

October 19, 2016

Police are supposed to use restraint and isolate people so they can't harm themselves or others.