Diane Dwyer

Bay Area native Diane Dwyer is the weekend anchor

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013  |  Updated 9:35 PM PDT
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Bay Area Native Diane Dwyer is the weekend anchor for NBC Bay Area News. 
 
You can follow Diane on Twitter all weekend long by clicking here.  

Diane also has a blog where she posts about some of the non-profit events going on around the Bay Area. Click here to check out her blog.

Diane brings 20 years of Bay Area reporting experience to NBC Bay Area. She covered Barack Obama's historic Presidential Inauguration from Washington DC, traveled to Torino, Italy to cover the Olympic games and to Beijing in June of 2007 to report extensively on that city's preparations for the 2008 Summer Games.

Diane is on the faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (her alma mater). She is also a regular guest lecturer at the d.school at Stanford University.

Diane serves on the board of two non-profits: International House at UC Berkeley and Curry Senior Center in the Tenderloin of San Francisco. Below is a picture of Diane when she moderated a panel with investigative reporter Lowell Bergman at the I House.

 Below left is a picture of Diane when she moderated a panel with investigative reporter Lowell Bergman at the I House.

In the photo to the right, Diane noted that it wasn't everyday that she gets to be in the room with two Nobel laureates - Shinya Yamanaka (medicine 2012- stem cell research) & Paul Berg (1980 - chemistry - DNA & gene splicing). Also pictured friend Steve Matsuura & Ambassador George Hara.

Diane has won several awards including: Emmy, Associated Press, New York Film Festival and Bay Area Society of Professional Journalist awards.

Diane is involved with a number of other non-profits in the Bay Area, including: the Summit Bank Foundation in Oakland (sending disadvantaged high school students inOakland to college), Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Asian American Donor Program, Philippine International Aide, German Shepherd Rescue and several others.

Diane grew up on the Peninsula, attended Burlingame High School then the Undergraduate Business School at UC Berkeley.

Diane first went into corporate/investment banking, but after a year as an investment analyst at Chemical Bank, she decided to change careers.
 
Diane and her husband have two children.

The family also has a German Shepherd they adopted from pet rescue.

She also made a surprise appearance on the Colbert Report in 2010 as the comedian took a clip from a recent newscast for a bit on unpaid interns.

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