Clifford J. Levy became a special projects reporter on the Metropolitan Desk of The New York Times in 2000. He previously served as chief of the Albany bureau of The Times and as a political reporter, City Hall correspondent and Newark correspondent.
He joined The Times in 1990 as a news assistant, and was promoted to reporter in 1992.
Before coming to The Times, Mr. Levy was a reporter for the New York bureau of United Press International for a year.
Born in New Rochelle, NY on June 15, 1967, Mr. Levy graduated from Princeton University in 1989 with a degree in public policy and international affairs.
Mr. Levy received the 1998 George Polk Award for local reporting for his articles in The Times on the campaign finance practices of prominent state officials in New York.
He is married with three children, and lives in Brooklyn.