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

  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

  Measure of Hate documentary explores the undercounting of crimes in America

  Fake Filters? Companies falsely claim to have prestigious water safety certification

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

  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

  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

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

  Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

  Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.