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About Diann

Throughout her career, Diann has enjoyed speaking at various venues and hosting events at churches and corporations. She has experience doing public service announcements, voice overs for documentary and Hollywood films, such as Primal Fear, Negotiator, Richie Rich and the Starz TV series, BOSS. Diann is also a presenter on the high school and college level, offering guidance as well as instruction in reporting, ethics, the intangibles to students at Northwestern University, Columbia College and and Cleveland State University.

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Awards and Accomplishments
Emmy Award: National Academy of Arts and Sciences. Blue Line Emergency
News and Documentary 2007
Emmy Award: Reporter. Northern Illinois University shootings Spot coverage and breaking news 2007-08
Emmy Award: Reporter. Blue Line Emergency Spot coverage and breaking news 2006-07
Emmy Award: Host. Chicago Marathon. Sports Programs 2005-06; 2004-05; 2003-04
Silver Dome Award: Illinois Broadcasters Association Best News Anchor 2005
Emmy Award: Anchor. 2003-04
Emmy Award: Reporter. Utica Tornado News Specials 2003-04
Emmy Award: Reporter. 9-11-02 The New Homeland News Specials 2002-03
National Association of Black Journalists. Sports Reporting. Hoops Too Soon: Players Left Behind 2006
First African American woman to anchor weekdays on ABC in Chicago
100 most influential women: Crain’s Chicago Business
Hall of Fame: Today’s Chicago Woman
Impact on Youth: Honored By 100 Black Men, a youth mentoring organization
Viewer favorite: The Chicago Sun Times reader survey.
Favorite Co-Anchor: Chicago Magazine



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