Diana joined the Eyewitness News Team in 1991. Before that she worked at WNEV-TV in Boston, and started her career at WBTV-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Throughout her journalism career, Diana has covered important stories ranging from the troubles in Northern Ireland to illegal immigrant crossings along the Mexican border. She reported from Haiti on the one year anniversary of the earthquake that ravaged the island nation. Noted for her calm, professional manner during a crisis, she anchored coverage on September 11th during the critical early hours following the attack on the World Trade Center.
Diana's interest in covering politics began while working in Boston during Michael Dukakis' run for President. She was at the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City, and has covered conventions every four years since then. Her passion for politics led to her being tapped to host Channel 7's weekly political roundtable Eyewitness News Up Close, focusing on important political and newsworthy issues of the day. Among her guests have been such political luminaries as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Senator, now Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and former New York Mayors Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani.
An avid tennis player and hiker, Diana and her son climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2008. Since then she has hiked Mt. Fuji, Mt.Rainier, Half Dome and Pikes Peak.
Diana and her family live in Westchester County.
This week, New York's senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joins us to talk about terrorism and homeland security, as well as the big power shift in Washington since the Republicans took control of both houses in January.
Congressman Peter King from Long Island joins Diana Williams from his office in Massapequa to talk about radicalized Islamic extremists.
Sandy Kenyon on Neil Patrick Harris' first time hosting the Oscars in Part 3 of "Up Close".
Sam Schwartz talks about the new Move NY plan in Part 2 of "Up Close".
This week, the first NYPD officer was indicted by a grand jury since 2012, and we'll take a closer look at the case that will now go to trial, and what prosecutors say the rookie cop did wrong inside a dark stairwell in Brooklyn.