Michael Arena, University Director of Communications and Marketing of the City University of New York, is an associate professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. In a newspaper career spanning more than two decades, Mr. Arena was a special writer and investigative reporter covering government and politics for Newsday and New York Newsday.
He shared the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 1997 for Newsday‘s team coverage of the fatal, mid-air explosion of TWA Flight 800. Mr. Arena’s reporting has been honored by the New York State Publishers Association, The Society of the Silurians and other organizations.
As Director of Communications and Marketing, he oversees web-based media and communications tools for the University. He received a B.A. in Political Science from City College in 1980 and has taught journalism at Hunter College.