Lee Zurik

Lee Zurik

As the city of New Orleans's most honored investigative reporter, Lee Zurik has been uncovering and reporting impactful stories on WVUE since 2009. Following up his tenacious inquiries with detailed analysis and powerful storytelling, Lee delivers unprecedented accountability of government officials, private citizens and corporations.


Recent Articles by Lee

  Tech giants police their own online campaign ads as government disagrees on regulation

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

  Four million Americans waited more than 4 weeks for their first unemployment check

  HHS Secretary: Possible COVID-19 vaccines in Phase 3, Letter to Governors was to ‘Plan now for the best case scenario’

  Special oversight of the nation’s worst nursing homes still leaves residents at risk

  Some of the worst nursing homes in the country are waitlisted for extra oversight

  Zurik: Employees say airport contractor forced them to commit unemployment fraud

  Prosecuted and Paid: Government doles out billions in coronavirus relief money to companies that paid out millions in fraud-related cases

Zurik: Former St. Tammany DA Walter Reed released from federal prison, will serve rest of his sentence at home

  Zurik: Watchdog, Community members say New Orleans company owes millions on years-old improvements

Zurik: Wesley Bishop’s law license suspended following sentencing in federal case

Were you exposed to COVID-19 at work? In most states, your employer isn’t required to tell you.

  For-profit colleges received $1B in federal aid

Zurik: Former state senator sentenced to probation, ordered to repay $188,000 state loan

Zurik: Disciplinary Committee recommends suspension for former court clerk

  Zurik: People tested at state coronavirus test sites wait more than two weeks for results

  True toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes still unknown

Former State Senator asks court for lesser sentence due to COVID-19 concerns

  Geared Up: Questions about police militarization arise again

Gov. Edwards signs bill that eliminates auto insurance ‘Patriot Penalty’ for deployed military

  New federal COVID-19 nursing home data fraught with inaccuracies, overcounts and undercounts

  Students with disabilities are receiving unequal education in remote learning

  Zurik: Airport vendor left local businesses and non-profits with reduced visibility and broken promises

  Dozens of nursing homes cited for infection-related deficiencies early this year now have COVID-19 cases

Zurik: City inspectors under investigation dodge pre-termination hearings with resignation and retirements

  Zurik: State lawmakers adjourned for 49 days due to COVID-19 and were still paid

  Zurik: Death toll at Lambeth House higher than initially reported by state officials

  Drug Dependence: COVID-19 weakens already fragile U.S. drug supply

  Congressman calls on FAA to suspend airport bailout payments until funding formula is changed