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, 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.
Content Types
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
More Information
Columbia University Columbia College, BA
Columbia University Journalism School, MS
New York|English, Italian

Published Content

Blog Post
Don’t Make These 6 LinkedIn Mistakes

Improve your LinkedIn profile by checking for these mistakes.

November, 20 2017
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


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
10 beach destinations that are trending

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

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

These were some trending NYE escapes in 2015.

November, 12 2015
robot named Chloe sold us a CD

Article and video about a robot at Best Buy.

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