Nick Arundel

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Arthur W. 'Nick' Arundel
Born Arthur Windsor Arundel
(1928-01-12)January 12, 1928
Died February 8, 2011(2011-02-08) (aged 83)

Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel (January 12, 1928 – February 8, 2011) was a Harvard graduate and former United States Marine Corps combat officer in the Korean and Vietnam War. Arundel covered Washington, D.C. as a correspondent for CBS News and later The White House for United Press International. The founder of Arundel Communications (now ArCom) based near Dulles Airport, he originated in American journalism the concept of 24-hour news cycle All-news radio format at Washington radio station WAVA-FM in 1960. He was Chairman and Publisher of the 17 Times Community Newspapers[1] and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Virginia Communications.

Arundel died at his beloved Merry Oak Farm near The Plains, VA on February 8, 2011. He was 83, and was named the Outstanding Virginian of 2011 by the Virginia General Assembly. He is survived by his wife of 53 years and five children.[2] In 2017, a book was published about Arundel's efforts in 1955 to bring two baby gorillas to the National Zoo. The book also includes Arundel's involvement in the creation of the Friends of the National Zoo. [3]



  1. ^ "Arthur W. 'Nick' Arundel, newspaper publisher and philanthropist, dies at 83". The Washington Post. 8 February 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel, 1928-2011". Loudoun Times. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
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