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

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

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: 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

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