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WNYC Names New David Lewis Metro Editor

David Lewis has been named WNYC’s new metro editor. Lewis has taught at CUNY’s Journalism School for the past seven years, and prior to that served as an associate producer at CBS News, and a correspondent at NY1.

In a memo obtained by Capital New York, Jim Schachter, WNYC’s VP for news, cited Lewis’ extensive experience as one of the reasons for tapping him as metro editor:

In that brief moment when Pete Hamill was editor of the Daily News and Bill Clinton was president of the United States, he covered a controversial stab at addressing income inequality (called, at the time, welfare reform). At NY1, he covered Hillary Clinton’s first Senate campaign. Working with Ed Bradley at ’60 Minutes,’ he was one of the producers on a profile of a new police chief (of Los Angeles) named Bill Bratton.

Lewis’ appointment is effective February 10.

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WNYC Adds Investigative Reporter

Robert Lewis has joined WNYC as an investigative reporter. Lewis comes to the station from Newsday, where he also served as an investigative reporter.

Previously Lewis worked for the Sacramento Bee, and during his time there was a Loeb Awards finalist.

“Robert brings to the WNYC newsroom a profound indignation in the face of injustice, an equally profound sense of fairness, and terrific reporting and storytelling skills,” said WNYC’s vice president for news, Jim Schachter, in a statement.

WNYC Hires Former New York Times Associate Managing Editor to Head News Division

Jim Schachter Joins WNYC Radio as VP of news next month. Schachter will be responsible for leading WNYC’s award-winning news brand.  He will oversee its strategic vision and planning, as well as editorial decisions related to production and operations. Schachter brings a wealth of news experience to New York Public Radio’s WNYC.

Schachter spent 17 years at the The New York Times, holding down senior editorial positions in both hard news and feature sections. Additionally, he was deputy editor of the business and culture news departments and of The New York Times Magazine.

Schachter will have editorial oversight of WNYC’s local and national radio and digital news properties, including the WNYC and New Jersey Public Radio local news teams, WNYC’s newly launched data news unit, the political site It’s a Free Country, and WNYC-produced news shows including the Peabody Award winning programs The Brian Lehrer Show, Radio Rookies, and On the Media.

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