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

  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

Zurik: New Orleans Mayor, Husband owe $95,000 in unpaid taxes

  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

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

  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

  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: Family-run school sanctioned by state, receives millions in scholarship dollars

  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

  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?

  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