Arun Kristian Das

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Videographer, Writer, Managing Editor

MULTIPLATFORM JOURNALIST | Writer, producer, editor of engaging stories

I am a writer, producer, and editor. I produce stories and other content, coordinate live streams, and manage web, app, and social media platforms for Fox5NY.com, the online home of WNYW/Fox 5 News in New York City. I write and produce periodic features, Q&As, and videos about newsmakers, authors, artists, entrepreneurs, and more. I am also a freelance writer, editor (line and copy), re-write specialist, ghostwriter, social media manager, multimedia producer, and proofreader.

Specialties: Writing and editing content about New York, food/drink/travel, running, health, nutrition, outdoors activities, small business, and more.

I have helped grow WNYW's Facebook page to more than 2 million "likes" (the first TV station in the New York City market to do so) and our Twitter stream to more than 106,000 followers. WNYW is far and away the market leader in social media actions among all broadcasters, according to the firm Shareable.
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Article, Blog Post, Ebook, Social Copy, Website Copy, Interview, Case Study, Press Release, Video, Script, Live Event, News Photography, Social Video, News Video, General Video
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Columbia University Columbia College, BA
Columbia University Journalism School, MS
New York, IA USA|English, Italian
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Blog Posts

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How to Pronounce “Corp” and “Corps”
June 27, 2019
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Being Thankful for Not Bearing the Burdens of Endless Wars and Being Grateful to Those Who Do
January 20, 2019
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I Am Proud to Support These 34 Nonprofits (and Could You Support Some, Too?)
December 7, 2018
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Blog Post
Don’t Make These 6 LinkedIn Mistakes

Improve your LinkedIn profile by checking for these mistakes.

November 20, 2017
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Blog Post
Take Time to Express Professional Gratitude

Why you should reach out to people who have influenced you to thank them.

December 22, 2017

Fox5NY.com Articles and Videos

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Article
Singer and 'Stranger Things' superfan Ingrid Michaelson drops an entire album inspired by the show

Singer-songwriter and New York native Ingrid Michaelson is like many fans of pop culture who grew up in the 1980s—she digs nostalgia and found much to love in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. And she took that passion for the show as inspiration for her new album Stranger Songs, which drops Friday, June 28.

June 27, 2019
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General Video
Why this mint julep cocktail at the Kentucky Derby costs $1,000

The spirits maker Woodford Reserve created a special mint julep for the Kentucky Derby, which takes place at Churchill Downs on May 4. The price? $1,000 or $2,500.

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Article
You can now use Facebook to find a place to donate blood near you

In an effort to help fight a decline in blood donation in the United States, Facebook has launched a feature that helps connect would-be donors to blood centers in need. The Blood Donation feature is available right now in Chicago, New York City, the San Francisco Bay area, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. It will roll out nationwide in the coming months, the company said.

June 12, 2019
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Explainer Video
Measles and the MMR vaccine: facts and figures

This video and article explain some facts about measles, which is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing.

April 22, 2019
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Video
Olympian Deena Kastor says the marathon is a community

Deena Kastor is an Olympian and American record holder in the marathon. She spoke about her love for running, her thoughts on the New York City Marathon, what running with her 7-year-old daughter is like, and much more.

November 3, 2018
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Article
Paris is testing urinals in plain sight on the street

A design firm called Faltazi created several versions of a street urinal to suit different placement needs. The firm says the device is easy to install and manage because it isn't connected to the water and sewer systems.

September 4, 2018
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Interview
The New York City Marathon in the digital era

Video and transcript of a Q&A with Peter Ciaccia, the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. He talks about how the marathon has embraced tech.

November 7, 2017
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News Video
NYC Marathon Director: What Cheering for Final Finishers Means to Me [MARATHON WEEK 2017]

Peter Ciaccia, the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, cheers for the final runners to cross the finish line and often runs in with them for those final steps. He has been doing this for years. Here he explains why he does it and what it means to him.

November 6, 2017
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Article
Navigating the breast cancer journey with Adelphi hotline's help

The staff and volunteers of the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in Garden City, Long Island, step up to the plate every day for women (and men) who need help coping with how the illness affects their entire lives, including their emotional health, relationships, and much more.

October 25, 2017
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Article
How to get a free mammogram in New York

Many women may qualify for free or low-cost screenings and mammograms. Here is how to find out how to do so.

October 20, 2017
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Interview
Slow runners are athletes—and merit a police escort

Jill Grunenwald, a librarian from Cleveland, wrote a memoir about being a runner in the very back of the pack.

November 3, 2017
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Article
The TSA gets asked about these 5 items the most

What can you bring in your carry-on? The TSA reveals the top 5 items travelers ask about.

August 10, 2018
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Article
18 festive cocktail recipes for the holiday season

Go visit a good booze supplier (perhaps one of the locales I feature here), stock up, buy good bar supplies, get creative, and give the gift of good cheer. Want to be the hero of a holiday party? Make any of these cocktails. But please be a mensch: drink and serve responsibly.

December 21, 2016
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Article
8 more cocktail recipes that will make you the star of a hot summer party

A compilation of cocktail recipes from local businesses.

July 5, 2018
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Article
10 cocktail recipes that will make you the star of a hot summer party

I reached out to experts at distilleries, a bar, and a brewery in the New York area for cocktail recipes for the summer.

July 8, 2017
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Article
SCAM ALERT: You can't register to vote in New York by text

The governor's office issued a warning to voters about a scam asking residents to register to vote by text. The scammers are asking for residents to provide personal information.

October 15, 2018
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Article
10 beach destinations that are trending

These were some of the beach destinations that were trending in 2016.

January 27, 2016
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Article
10 New Year's Eve escapes that are trending

These were some trending NYE escapes in 2015.

November 12, 2015
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Article
robot named Chloe sold us a CD

Article and video about a robot at Best Buy.

October 5, 2015
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Article
Bob Woodward's Trump White House chronicle 'Fear' sells 1.1 million copies in 1st week
September 19, 2018
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