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On the Move, 5/28/14

Amara Walker joins CNNI as an anchor and a reporter. Previously, she worked at WFLD in Chicago.

Arnold Diaz joins WPIX in New York City from rival WNYW.

Liz Dahlem joins WNYW as a general assignment reporter. Previously, she worked at WVIT in Hartford-New Haven.

Mark Kelly has been promoted to weekend morning anchor at KPIX in San Francisco. Read more

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WPIX Hires Arnold Diaz For Newly-Formed Investigative Unit

arnold diazFormer WNYW consumer reporter Arnold Diaz is joining rival WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City. Diaz will join Mary Murphy and Howard Thompson to round out a newly-formed investigative unit at WPIX.

The news comes on the heels of Fox-owned WNYW shuttering its consumer investigative unit — and getting rid of Diaz — in January.

“Howard and Mary have built their reputations on helping right wrongs. Now with the addition of Arnold Diaz, who has a storied career as an investigative consumer reporter, we strengthen PIX11’s goal of keeping our viewers informed,” WPIX news director Mark Effron said in a statement.

The investigative unit will be overseen by producer Noreen Lark. Diaz’s first official day at the station will be March 31.

More from WPIX after the jump. Read more

New York FOX Station Eliminates Consumer Investigative Unit

Diaz_WNYWTVSpy has confirmed with a FOX spokesperson that WNYW, the New York FOX owned station, has eliminated its consumer investigative unit.

The unit, otherwise known as “Shame Shame Shame,” headed by investigative reporter Arnold Diaz, along three producers and a photographer were told their last day was today.

Lew Leone, vice president and GM of WNYW said in a statement, “Arnold has uncovered consumer injustice in New York for decades. We want to thank him for his many contributions to FOX 5.”

Sources tell TVSpy the layoffs are part of a reorganization rather than a cost cutting move with plans to hire in the near future. The same sources also tell TVSpy investigative reports will no longer come just from specialized units at the station.

Diaz had worked at WNYW since March 2006. From 1995 to 2003, he worked for ABC’s 20/20. From 1973 until 1995 he was an investigative reporter for WCBS in New York.

WNYW Sued Over Ice Cream

A chain of New York ice cream stores has filed a lawsuit against WNYW following a report from consumer watchdog Arnold Diaz that accused the chain of falsely advertising its ice cream to be healthier than it is.

In May, Diaz targeted New York locations of the D’Lites ice cream chain for his popular “Shame, Shame, Shame” series and found that the stores were selling servings of ice cream that often contained four times the amount of calories and almost 10 times the amount of sugar as was listed on menu (video above). Read more

New York Couple Sued for $52 Million After Neighbor Is Confronted by WNYW Reporter

Popular WNYW investigative reporter Arnold Diaz is at the center of a nasty legal dispute that has residents of Manhattan’s posh Carnegie Hill neighborhood buzzing.

Francesco and Evelyn Bruni have leveled a lawsuit against their condo board alleging discrimination, according to The New York Times. Ms. Bruni, who is from the Dominican Republic, was recently kicked off the board and says that the dismissal was unfair. The board contends that she lost her seat because of an incident involving WNYW’s Diaz, who is famous for his confrontational investigative series “Shame, Shame, Shame.”

In 2006, the Brunis’ downstairs neighbor brought a $1.6 million lawsuit against them, complaining that their floors were not appropriately covered with noise-muffling rugs. In response, the Brunis approached producers at WNYW with the zealous lawsuit, which stated that noises such as “footsteps of a child running across a floor” were too much for the neighbor to handle.

Reporting on the lawsuit, Diaz confronted the neighbor outside of the apartment building. The run-in spurred the neighbor to file a new $52 million lawsuit against the Brunis, alleging “intentional infliction of emotional distress.” Read more