WPIX Beefs Up Investigative Unit

WPIX (New York) today announced the formation of PIX11 Investigates, a unit dedicated to investigative journalism with a laser focus (whatever that means) on keeping our viewers and their families safe.

PIX11 Investigates will be spearheaded by Mary Murphy, Howard Thompson, his Help Me Howard series, and Arnold Diaz, who joins the PIX11 team on March 31.

Diaz is well known to New York viewers from decades of reporting for WCBS, WNYW and 20/20. The creator of the Shame on You and the Shame, Shame, Shame brands, Diaz regularly exposed wrongdoing and incompetence by private industry and government agencies. His work has led to his winning 48 Emmy Awards, the National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award and the Consumer Federation of America Media Service Award.

The station says that together under one umbrella, Murphy, Thompson and Diaz come together to create a powerful brand in PIX11 Investigates.

“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,” said Mark Effron, Vice President/News, PIX11.”