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

  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

  The Cost of Choice: Louisiana’s voucher program costs millions more to send children to lower-performing schools

  Children abused, families move

  Failed and Forgotten

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

  Zurik: Former tourism official pleads guilty to theft, pays restitution

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

  Zurik: Recipient of questionable court funds drops off check, cash at courthouse

  Zurik: Audit suggests possible criminal investigation of former court clerk

  Zurik: Questionable expenses in court clerk’s final days in office

  Zurik: Lawmakers expect to address auto insurance issues in next session

  Zurik: High insurance costs drive businesses to the brink of closure

  Zurik: Is Louisiana’s ‘legal hellhole’ to blame for sky-high auto insurance rates?

  Zurik: Mayor vows to go after dollars ‘left on the table’ in overdue parking, traffic camera tickets

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

  Zurik: HHS Secretary says ‘revolutionary’ changes to come for drug prices

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Punishing hate: Paper tiger laws serve up little to no penalties for attackers

  Zurik: Hundreds of Millions owed to city through parking, traffic camera tickets