White House Profile
Arun Chaudhary
Former Official White House Videographer

Arun Chaudhary was the Official White House videographer. He traveled extensively with the President capturing public events and behind-the-scenes moments.

He was a key member of Barack Obama's New Media team during the presidential campaign. As the New Media Road Director, Arun oversaw the team responsible for capturing the day-to-day life of the future president in video and stills. He and his team set a new standard in documenting history, delivering crucial images to the public from the road in real time.

Before joining the Obama team, Arun worked in fiction film in New York as a writer, director, location sound recordist, post-production sound designer, and film critic. For five years, he was part of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He got his MFA in Filmmaking from NYU and his BA in Film Theory from Cornell University.

His work as part of the Obama team has been featured in the New York Times, National Journal, Politico, Fortune Magazine, and as part of the Frog Design Mind Series. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Laura Moser, and their son Leo.

Arun Chaudhary's Posts

  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "Under the Big Blue Whale"

    This week, President Obama focused on the situation in Libya, monitoring conditions on the ground and keeping Congress and the American people informed as the mission transitions from U.S. to NATO command. Education month also continued, with the President making stops at a multicultural high school in Washington, D.C., and dropping in on a science fair in New York City.


  • Foreign Policy

    West Wing Week: "OCONUS II: Mamalluca"

    This week, President Obama remained focused on Libya, receiving secure communications from his national security team as the first family visited Latin America. The President made stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador to promote American exports and economic cooperation among the neighbors in our hemisphere.


  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "Punching Above Your Weight"

    This week, Education Month continued, with President Obama asking Congress to fix No Child Left Behind before the beginning of the coming school year. The President also updates the American people on relief efforts in Japan and pledges continued support.


  • Education

    West Wing Week: "Law School in 15 Seconds"

    This week, President Obama focused on education, visiting some innovative classrooms in Miami and Boston, and dropping in on a US History class in Arlington, Virginia with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.


  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "Green Eggs and Governors"

    This week, President Obama welcomed the nation's governors, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon to the White House. The First Lady and Education Secretary Arne Duncan also helped kick off Education Month.


  • Economy

    West Wing Week: "Don't Bump My Atoms"

    This week, President Obama held events in Oregon and Ohio focused on winning the future through investments in innovation and small business, and convened his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness at the White House.


  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "Goodbye, Gibbs"

    This week, President Obama released his Budget, responded to the situation in Egypt, chatted with some Boy Scouts, and honored some of our greatest Americans.


  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "The New Electrification"

    This week, the President puts forward plans to build up the nation's infrastructure, investing in things like high speed rail, and expanding broadband access so all of America's families will be equipped to win the future. The Prime Minister of Canada also dropped by.


  • Additional Issues

    West Wing Week: "Enter the Hub"

    President Obama focuses on innovation as part of his plan for winning the future with events in State College, Pennsylvania, and around Washington, D.C.


  • Foreign Policy

    West Wing Week: "Dispatches from Sudan"

    Travel alongside the President's Special Envoy to Sudan, General Scott Gration, and witness the historic referendum in South Sudan.


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