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RIP Arthur Daley

January 9, 2014

Writers Guild of America, East is sad to announce the passing of long time council member Arthur Daley.

Daley served on the WGAE council since 2008. He joined the Guild in 1997 after he became a writer and producer for WCBS-TV in New York City. He also wrote for CNN and WABC, among other broadcasters.

“Art Daley was a great friend and a consummate professional.  I am proud to have known him, worked beside him and served with him on the WGA East Council,” said Ted Schreiber, a fellow council member of Writers Guild of America, East. “Earning Art’s respect as a writer was the most important badge of honor that I will ever earn in the news business.   As a colleague he made a point of looking out for his co-workers.  He wasn’t going to let anyone on his team step into the path of an oncoming train.  He was the guy you checked with to make sure you were doing things the right way.  Art was also a badass.  We loved to trade mp3’s – I’d give him reggae and classic rock – and he’d give me the most obnoxious punk rock ever recorded.  He loved his family, loved his co-workers – and he loved music.”