Errol Louis is the Political Anchor of NY1 News, where he hosts "The Road to City Hall," a nightly prime-time show. In 2012, he was named #45 on the list of the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics.

Before joining NY1, Louis was a Daily News columnist from 2004 to 2010, writing on a range of political and social affairs and serving on the paper’s editorial board. He also hosted a weekday talk show on AM1600 WWRL and was named the city’s Best Columnist & Radio Show Host by the Village Voice in 2010. He is a CNN Contributor and teaches reporting at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Louis is co-editor of Deadline Artists, a two-volume anthology of America’s greatest newspaper columns. He lives in Brooklyn.


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Beyond Politics

President Obama’s briefing about the Trayvon Martin outcome proves Americans are--and have been--ready for a new kind of race discussion. Errol Louis writes.


It’s time to stop being afraid that we’ll offend someone and have a blunt, rational discussion about racism.

Clear and Present Danger

Mass shootings like Oak Creek, Wis., argue for a 2009 report warning of military vets becoming extremists to be dusted off—and a domestic antiterrorism unit reorganized, says Errol Louis.