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

  Preying on patriotism: Sham veterans and first-responder charities ousted for deception, their professional fundraisers largely left unscathed

  Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

  Zurik: JP Councilmember charges taxpayers for thousands in out-of-state travel

State Sen. Wesley Bishop on paid leave from SUNO following federal charge

  Zurik: Claims made by Field of Dreams Board refuted by NFL, School Board

  State Senator Wesley Bishop charged with making a false statement to federal agency

Missed Opportunity: Federal initiative meant to help poor neighborhoods benefits the rich

  Alumni gather seeking answers from Field of Dreams Board, leave with few answers

  Empty Field of Dreams: Fmr. Executive Director alleges reports are ‘lies’, donors from across the country want answers

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

  Empty Field of Dreams: Vendors still waiting for payment from field’s contractor

  Zurik: Formal charges filed against former court clerk following FOX 8 Investigation

Zurik: Subpoena shows focus of federal investigation into retiring-State Sen. Wesley Bishop

  Zurik: State Senator Wesley Bishop under federal investigation

  Measure of Hate documentary explores the undercounting of crimes in America

  Zurik: Louisianians frustrated with hours-long delays at motor vehicles facilities

  Cracking the Code: Two blood tests, hundreds of dollars difference

  Fake Filters? Companies falsely claim to have prestigious water safety certification

  Cracking the Code: Senator’s bill looks to stop surprise medical bills

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

  Zurik: Are a lawmaker’s actions helping his employer or constituents?

  Cost of Choice: State Department of Education possibly breaking rules set up for voucher schools

  The Cost of Choice: Governor to push for changes to Louisiana Scholarship Program

  Zurik: State senator cuts check for use of sick time during legislative session

  The Cost of Choice: Education board member says voucher system ‘working very well’ but needs improvement

  Staff, parents protest early childhood grant pulled from school following ‘Cost of Choice’ reports

  Zurik: State official’s companies sanctioned in two separate investigations

  The Cost of Choice: As New Orleans’ Catholic school enrollment fell, state vouchers came to the rescue

  The Cost of Choice: Lax application process, holes in transparency in state scholarship program

  The Cost of Choice: Family-run school sanctioned by state, receives millions in scholarship dollars