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, we'll look at a state Supreme Court justice's ruling that the record from a grand jury probe into last July's police chokehold death of Eric Garner will stay sealed.
This week, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina joins us to discuss the changes she has made so far, and what she wants to focus on moving ahead.
Mayor Bil de Blasio is now in his second year, and he has a bold agenda that includes 200,000 new affordable apartments over the next ten years.
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.