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Eric Lenkowitz


Eric Lenkowitz is the Deputy Inspector General for Communications and Public Affairs.

Mr. Lenkowitz came to the MTA Inspector General’s Office from the New York City Department of Investigation, where he served as Assistant Director of Communications and led the development of a comprehensive social media strategy to increase agency awareness and engagement. He also drafted and edited press releases pertaining to a wide range of investigations and public reports, helped prepare the Commissioner for press conferences and other speaking engagements and responded to an array of media inquiries.

Before making the jump to government communications, Mr. Lenkowitz spent nearly 20 years at the New York Post, working his way up from copy kid to Managing Editor of News. He oversaw a team of more than 40 reporters and editors and helped lead the transition from a print-only product to a digital-first, 24-hour newsroom that saw exponential audience growth year over year.

From 2004-2006, Mr. Lenkowitz took a break from journalism to work as a public school teacher in South Korea, where he taught English to students from Grades 3-6 and fellow teachers — and left feeling eternal gratitude for anyone who has ever led a classroom.

Mr. Lenkowitz has had a lifelong obsession with the New York City transportation system but doesn’t feel guilty bike commuting whenever possible.​

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