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

  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

  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

  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

  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