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

  Students with disabilities are receiving unequal education in remote learning

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

  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

Some nursing homes now battling COVID-19 previously cited for infection-control failures

  ‘Windfall’: Funding formula allows some small airports to cash in big on stimulus money

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

  County-by-county COVID-19 tracker

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

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

  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

  Illegal Contact: Banned drugs found in athletic performance supplements

  Recognizing Hate: FBI begins counting its own hate crime cases in federal data, inaccurate numbers remain

  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

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

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

  Measure of Hate documentary explores the undercounting of crimes in America

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

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

  Children abused, families move

  Failed and Forgotten

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

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

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

  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

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting