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

  Closing and Cashing In: Coronavirus relief funding goes to colleges with histories of financial instability and plans to close

  ISOLATED: States begin to allow nursing home visitors but face PPE shortages, logistical questions

  Licensed to Pill: Big opioid prescriber indicted on federal charges

  Tech giants police their own online campaign ads as government disagrees on regulation

  Misreported Deaths: Government count of nursing home COVID-19 cases still inaccurate despite criticism

  COVID on Campus: At the largest universities, data vary widely and lacks transparency

  Four million Americans waited more than 4 weeks for their first unemployment check

  Special oversight of the nation’s worst nursing homes still leaves residents at risk

  Some of the worst nursing homes in the country are waitlisted for extra oversight

  Zurik: Employees say airport contractor forced them to commit unemployment fraud

  Prosecuted and Paid: Government doles out billions in coronavirus relief money to companies that paid out millions in fraud-related cases

Were you exposed to COVID-19 at work? In most states, your employer isn’t required to tell you.

  For-profit colleges received $1B in federal aid

Zurik: People tested at state coronavirus test sites wait more than two weeks for results

  True toll of COVID-19 in nursing homes still unknown

  Geared Up: Questions about police militarization arise again

  New federal COVID-19 nursing home data fraught with inaccuracies, overcounts and undercounts

  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

Zurik: Death toll at Lambeth House higher than initially reported by state officials

  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

Zurik: Doctor’s drive-thru Coronavirus testing methods, use of controversial drug questioned

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

Zurik: Judge denies injunction over crowded St. Tammany Jail cells, says jail has already taken ’significant’ measures regarding Coronavirus

  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

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