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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

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New York Mayor Bloomberg Scolds WPIX Reporter

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg confronted Mary Murphy, a reporter at NYC CW-affiliate WPIX, during a press conference yesterday.

Murphy asked Bloomberg about news that used NYC shell casings were sold to a Georgia arms dealer and was given a lengthy answer by the mayor. When she attempted to ask a follow-up, Bloomberg cut her off.

Related, FishbowlNY: Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational With WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy

“Either you want to ask a question and I give you an answer, or please come to the next press conference and stand in the back,” Bloomberg told Murphy. Video after the jump… Read more