Arun Kristian Das is a senior digital content creator for FOX5NY.com.
He joined WNYW/FOX 5 in December 2001 as a newsroom trainee and subsequently served as a news assistant, field producer, newswriter, copy editor, and web producer.
Arun holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and has also worked in newspaper, magazine, and book publishing.
A slow but enthusiastic runner, Arun has completed dozens of races, including three marathons, and coaches runners of different abilities.
He volunteers with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he serves on the national staff.
Arun grew up in New York City and Rome, Italy. He and his wife, Erin, a clinical social worker, live in Queens with their tortie cat.
A 12-year-old dog named Liza went days without food or water at Minnewaska State Park Preserve but apparently survived by licking the damp walls of the crevice it had fallen into.
A supposedly haunted farmhouse in Rhode Island that inspired the horror movie "The Conjuring" is on the market. And the sales agent isn't hiding its terrifying reputation. In fact, the listing is all about the 3,100-square-foot home's creepy charm.
The CDC and the FDA have approved the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot for millions of Americans. However, you should be aware of some caveats before you sign up for your shot because the guidance doesn't cover everyone.
A bull named Barnie ran away from a slaughterhouse in July and evaded capture for more than two months. Although he has been caught, Barnie can now look forward to a better fate.
Several unions have sued New York City to stop its vaccine mandate for teachers and other workers in schools, saying that it violates workers' rights. But a state judge has lifted a restraining order for now.
A cluster of Legionnaires' disease cases in Central Harlem is over after health authorities identified the likely source of the bacteria sickening people.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is ordering the release of 191 prisoners from Rikers Island.
Wearing a mask while riding subways, buses, and railroads is still required under state and federal rules. But the MTA says compliance has fallen a bit.
Video from SkyFOX showed several places along the Hudson River where the hillside has collapsed.
Trooper James Monda, 45, drowned during a marine patrol on Great Sacandaga Lake on Sunday, Aug. 22, police said. His funeral is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 30.