Diane joined WVPE in 2009 covering the weekend morning newscasts during Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. Weekends are particularly busy for her, as she also anchors the weekend evening newscasts at WSBT-TV.
Diane has had a presence in the Michiana broadcast market since 1989. While living in the area, she commuted back and forth to Kalamazoo from 1995-2009 working for WWMT-TV. That experience provided great insight into news that is important to listeners in Michigan. While Diane's years of residing in the Indiana portion of the broadcast market help inform her news sense on issues that matter to Hoosiers. Diane's reporting and broadcast work through the years has been recognized by both the Michigan and Indiana Associated Press organizations which handout annual awards for outstanding journalism.
Diane got her start in journalism in her native state of Iowa, where she earned a B.A. from Iowa State University in Ames in Journalism & Mass Communication. Her first full-time TV job out of college was at KXMB-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota (where they REALLY know what winter is like!) Diane also worked at WOI-TV in Iowa before moving to Indiana. Covering Iowa's "first in the nation" caucus leading up to the presidential election remains one of the early highlights of her career.
Diane balances her role in journalism by being a wife and mother.