Benjamin Lesser has been a member of the investigative reporting team at The New York Daily News since 2006. He joined The News after six years with The Record in northern New Jersey. Lesser graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1999. While at Missouri, he worked at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. A specialist in CAR work, he has been part of several award-winning investigative projects at both the Daily News and The Record.