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.
NYU and St. John's will require students to be vaccinated against COVID but will allow exemptions for either religious or medical reasons.
Bimonte, known for his gregarious personality as much as his steaming hot pizza pies in New Haven, has died. He was 61, according to reports.
Alex Thomas, a master blender from Ireland's northern coast, created The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey. She is one of only a few female master blenders in the industry.
The video, compiled from a police car's dashboard camera and officers' body-worn cameras, chronicles a pursuit and arrests that happened late last year.
Kathy Hochul — a former congresswoman, county clerk, town councilmember, and Capitol Hill staffer — has been New York's lieutenant governor since 2015.
Max, a 5-year-old pit bull mix, is finally living The Good Life with a kind-hearted man named Ed near a lake in central New York.
The seal, named Sidney, was likely born premature and left on the sand in Laguna Beach by her mother. She now lives at the New York Aquarium.
New Jersey's urban communities are drawing renters fleeing New York City. These younger professionals are attracted by more affordable rents on spacious apartments with a lot of amenities while still being part of an urban lifestyle.
Billiards legend and Brooklyn native Jeanette Lee, 49, has ovarian cancer.
An independently operated Chick-fil-A location will serve Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.