Early life and education
Arenstein earned an undergraduate degree from State University of New York at Buffalo and then earned a master's degree in 1974 from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
From 1974 until 1981, Arenstein resided in Israel, working as a reporter for The Jerusalem Post newspaper and for Israeli Radio. In 1978, Arenstein was hired by United Press International as the wire service's Jerusalem bureau chief and as an editor on UPI's foreign desk in New York and Washington.
During his time at CBS News, Arenstein has covered the impeachment process of President Clinton, the disputed United States presidential election, the September 11 attacks, the war in Iraq and the Beltway sniper attacks.
Arenstein has won two individual Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding journalism - one in 2002 for feature reporting, and one in 2006 for covering the first home game of the Washington Nationals baseball team.
In 2010 Howard Arenstein and his wife Orly Azoulay were arrested for growing Marijuana inside their home. Washington police received a complaint that the couple grow Marijuana in their backyard and obtained a search warrant. During the raid the police found large cannabis plants standing more than 8 feet high.
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- "Howard Arenstein ARRESTED: Marijuana Charges For CBS Reporter & Wife Orly Azoulay". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "More hard times for cannabis-growing reporters | eats shoots 'n leaves". richardbrenneman.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.
- "CBS radio correspondent charged in marijuana case". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04.