Arthur Mondale comes to WPTV NewsChannel 5 from Washington, District of Columbia, where he still serves as a broadcast journalist for the D.C. Air National Guard. In addition to military-focused reports in our nation's capital his assignments took him to West Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Virgin Islands. His 15-year military career (six of which were active duty) also included two-year tours to Texas, North Dakota and Germany. He was also part of the first invasion into Iraq in 2003 as a member of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Kirkuk Air Base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Outside of the military, Arthur worked as a lifestyle television reporter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (EATEL News 4), an investigative reporter in eastern North Carolina (WNCT-TV 9) and a morning reporter in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad (WXII-TV 12).
He returned to his hometown, Washington, D.C., in 2015 as a newspaper staff writer for Adams Publishing Group covering defense and military affairs. His work was recognized twice by the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia (MDDC) Press Association. The move also afforded him the opportunity to continue his commitment to service as a member of the D.C. Air National Guard as chief broadcaster. He was named NCO of the Year in 2017.
Arthur holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Edinboro University and a master's degree in political science from East Stroudsburg University.