Diana Williams
Diana Williams is an award winning reporter and anchor for WABC-TV's top-rated Eyewitness News at 5:00.

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.



Archive
Diana Williams talks with Queens native Russell Simmons about his work with juvenile inmates.
Diana Williams talks with Kiwi Brown and Beloved about a program to make New York City streets safer
The NYPD police commissioner defended the department Friday, saying that the arrest and death of Eric Garner do not make it a "brutal" institution.
Commissioner Bill Bratton confirmed Friday that detectives know who replaced the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with white surrender flags.
This week, a special Up Close looks at the surge in sex assaults on college campuses around the country, and what can be done about it.