Arnold Diaz’s Cause Of Death and Net Worth: The Journalist’s Wikipedia, Age, Biography, Obituary

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Award-winning anchor Arnold Diaz has been confirmed dead aged 74. How he died, his career, and fortune explored.

Arnold Diaz was a prominent American television journalist who had a successful career that spanned decades.

Last employed by WPIX-TV in New York, he was one of the most recognizable faces on television in local New York City news.

In October 2023, the world learned about the death of the 48-time Emmy-award-winning journalist, and following that many want to know who he really was, how he died, and how much he was worth.

The Brooklyn born journalist won 48 Emmy awards over the years
The Brooklyn-born journalist won 48 Emmy awards over the years. Credit: 2007 Getty Images

What was Arnold Diaz’s cause of death?

Emmy award-winning journalist, Arnold Diaz died on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

At the time of his death, he was 74 years old.

His passing comes after a private battle with multiple myeloma, the Daily Beast reported.

As ABC7 New York reported, Diaz died after a battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

He is survived by his wife, Shawn, his three children, and two grandsons.

Arnold Diaz on February 23, 2010 in New York City
Arnold Diaz on February 23, 2010, in New York City. Credit: 2010 Getty Images

Who was Arnold Diaz?

Arnold Diaz was born on July 4, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York.

There is no information about his parents and family members on the internet.

He attended Florida State University where he obtained his degree. He was a Phi Beta Kappa at the time.

He later received his master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

He was a well-known television journalist who headed the WCBS-TV Shame on You series for more than two decades and earned 48 Emmy Awards throughout his career.

He developed his passion for journalism after studying under his mentor, Donald Ungurait, during his studies at the university.

Diaz started his career in Miami, Florida, but eventually returned to his hometown where he landed a job with New York’s CBS affiliate WPIX.

It was there that he gained fame for his Shame on You segment, where he investigated local corruption to root out “scumbags,” said his son Alex Diaz.

Diaz’s ground-breaking segments aired across local channels and led to action by law enforcement. His reports have even been cited by prosecutors as being instrumental in putting scam artists behind bars.

“Shame is something you feel about yourself, and my dad, he believed there was a good person inside of everybody, even scumbags,” shared Alex.

Outside of journalism, Diaz was an avid sports fan and loved music. In fact, earlier this year, Alex said his father travelled with family to New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Jazz & Heritage Festival.

On the trip, Alex said Diaz “outwalked all of us” and was thrilled to see Rage Against the Machine rock out: “Indefatigable was the word to describe my dad.”

While Diaz was determined to uncover wrongdoing, above all, Alex said his father truly believed, “There is a good in everybody.”

Arnold Diaz at the 55th Annual New York Emmy Awards gala in New York City on April 1, 2012Credit: Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images - 2012 Getty Images
Arnold Diaz at the 55th Annual New York Emmy Awards gala in New York City on April 1, 2012. Credit: Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images – 2012 Getty Images

What was Arnold Diaz’s net worth?

In his over 50 years in the industry, the famed demise journalist accumulated impressive wealth for himself. Per sources, he died a millionaire.

Arnold Diaz had an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million at the time he died.

He accrued his fortune from his primary career as a professional journalist as well as other endeavors.