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

Zurik: Attorneys ask judge to end St. Tammany Jail’s extended use of holding cells, citing concerns of COVID-19

  Severe coronavirus cases on pace to overwhelm ICU availability in urban and rural areas

Zurik: Attorneys request state, federal investigations into St. Tammany Jail’s cramped holding cells

County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

  Zurik: Healthcare workers among the first to be tested at drive-thru sites have not received results

Pharmacists: Doctors writing prescriptions for possible COVID-19 treatment at expense of chronically-ill patients

Zurik: Hundreds of tests taken in the early days of Coronavirus testing are still outstanding

  Zurik: Ventilator supply in New Orleans could run out next week, health leaders compete against other states to get more in stock

Zurik: Lawsuit filed over cramped St. Tammany holding cells, lawyers concerned for social distancing amid COVID-19

  Zurik: Hospitals increase capacity ahead of expected increase of COVID-19 patients

  Zurik: New Orleans continues to be one of the nation’s COVID-19 hot spots, analysis shows

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  COVID-19 Testing: Where you live may determine whether you get tested

  Zurik: Jail numbers show crowded holding cells are isolated to St. Tammany jail

  Zurik: City to demote Safety and Permits Director following discrepancies by department’s inspectors

  Zurik: St. Tammany Jail keeping inmates in holding cells for weeks, violating state’s minimum jail standards

  Zurik: Additional discrepancies found in suspended building inspector’s past work

  Two Safety and Permits Inspectors placed on emergency suspension following FOX 8 Investigation

  Zurik: Third city inspector likely did not visit Hard Rock site when he signed off on work

  Zurik: Past chancellors remain on SUNO payroll as college makes cuts amidst financial crisis

  Zurik: FOX 8 investigation discovers additional discrepancies with more city inspectors at Hard Rock Hotel site

  Zurik: City inspector signed off on Hard Rock Hotel work without proper certification

  Zurik: City inspectors approved work at the Hard Rock Hotel site, but GPS shows they were not there

  Zurik: Louisiana lawmakers hope to wipe out ‘Patriot Penalty’ in upcoming session

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

  Costly Care: Medicare charged hundreds more than drug’s cost at cash value

  Zurik: Port of New Orleans decides to move mural after FOX 8 report, employees concerns

  Zurik: Mayor says liens are mostly ‘fees’ and ‘penalties,’ tax attorney disagrees

  Illegal Contact: Banned drugs found in athletic performance supplements

  Zurik: Cantrell says she should be judged on work, not back taxes