Arnold Díaz

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Arnold Diaz
Born (1949-07-04) July 4, 1949 (age 65)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Status Married
Ethnicity Hispanic
Occupation News reporter
Spouse(s) Shawn Diaz
Children 3

Arnold Diaz (born July 4, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television consumer watchdog journalist who is currently employed by WPIX-TV in New York. Diaz is famous for his Shame on You series of reports which he did on WCBS-TV for over twenty years. Diaz also worked for ABC News and WNYW in similar capacities, with the latter taking a page from WCBS and naming the segment Shame Shame Shame.[1] He focuses most of his reports on exposing wrongdoings and incompetence by private industry and government agencies. His reports have led to jail time for a number of scam artists.[2]

Education[edit]

Diaz obtained his degree from Florida State University where he was a Phi Beta Kappa. He later received his master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.[2]

Career[edit]

Prior to joining WNYW-TV, Diaz reported for WPLG-TV in Miami from the early to mid-1970s, then to WCBS-TV in New York as from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. During his time at WCBS-TV, Diaz won 25 local Emmy Awards.[3] He has won a total of 36 Emmy awards throughout his career.[2] Diaz worked for ABC's 20/20 as the show's Consumer Investigative Reporter from 1995-2003.[2] During his time with ABC's 20/20, he won the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Consumer Federation of America Media Service Award. He returned to WCBS-TV in 2003 and revived the Shame On You segment.[4] In 1995, Diaz was induced into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle.[2] In January 2014, it was announced Diaz would no longer be working for WNYW-TV.[1] On March 31, 2014; Diaz joined WPIX as part of newly formed "PIX11 Investigates" unit with Greg Mocker, longtime reporter Mary Murphy and chief investigator Howard Thompson.

Family[edit]

Arnold Diaz lives in Port Chester, New York with his wife and three children.[2]

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