Journalist and Television Consumer Watchdog on WPIX-TV in New York
The winner of 48 Emmy awards for his consumer investigative reporting, Arnold Diaz reports regularly expose wrongdoing and incompetence by private industry and government agencies, and often lead to actions by law enforcement officials, as well as the enactment of legislation. Arnold reports, which now have a new home at PIX11, have been cited by…
The winner of 48 Emmy awards for his consumer investigative reporting, Arnold Diaz reports regularly expose wrongdoing and incompetence by private industry and government agencies, and often lead to actions by law enforcement officials, as well as the enactment of legislation.
Arnold reports, which now have a new home at PIX11, have been cited by numerous prosecutors as being instrumental in obtaining jail time for several scam artists. He worked as a consumer reporter for Fox 5 WNYW from 2006 to 2014, where he added more than a dozen Emmy awards to his collection, and the national newsmagazine ABC News “20/20,” from 1995 to 2003.
There, Arnold won the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Consumer Federation of America Media Service Award. Prior to joining “20/20,” Arnold was an investigative reporter at WCBS-TV in New York, from 1973 to 1995, where he began highly praised Shame On You reports.
Arnold was the senior correspondent for five one-hour Shame On You primetime specials broadcast on the CBS Television Network. He was also a regular contributor to CBS This Morning and was inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in 1995.
Among Arnold’s notable reports are a series of exposes on toxic chemical waste dumping by Mafia-owned carting companies (his first Emmy!); the fraudulent mislabeling of high-calorie, high-fat food, which led to statewide action by the New York agricultural department; an investigation into school custodians padding their payroll with relatives, and failing to do their required work; uncovering a taxi-cab ring ripping off tourists at Grand Central Terminal; proving how Medicare and Medicaid were wasting millions of taxpayer dollars by overpaying for bandages; catching electronic stores selling used merchandise as new and confronting a Postal Service letter-carrier illegally charging welfare recipients to deliver their government checks. Arnold also caught jewelers on camera selling under-karrated gold; confronted auto dealers advertising specials that didn’t exist, cornered chimney sweeps who carry loose bricks and dead birds as price-gouging scams and showed how home health care attendants with violent criminal pasts were being hired and sent into the homes of vulnerable elderly citizens.
While at ABC, Arnold uncovered a major auto accident ring bilking insurers for millions, exposed a high-tech scam which billed added charges on consumers’ telephone bills for services they never received, and reported an undercover investigation which examined why black shoppers are often unfairly targeted by department store security personnel and salespeople as potential thieves. ??His other reports include an investigation into the forced commitment of elderly people by for-profit psychiatric hospitals that led to corrective legislation and changes in Medicare policy. Arnold investigation into the epidemic problem of e-coli contaminated ground beef has been praised by both the Food and Drug Administration and the meat industry. ??He was born in Brooklyn, and am a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University (go Noles!).
Arnold received my master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago and am happily married to his lovely wife, Shawn.
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FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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An Evening With Arnold Diaz
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