Diana Williams Biography
Diana Williams is an American journalist well known for being the anchor of the WABC television situated in New York City. She co-anchored with Sade Baderinwa, the one-hour 5 p.m. Eyewitness News broadcast; and also hosts the Sunday morning public-affairs program Eyewitness News Up Close with Diana Williams, which airs on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.
Diana Williams Age | Dianna Williams Birthday
She was born on the 18th of July, 1958 in the United States of America. She is 60 years old as of 2018.
Diana Williams Family
There is no information about her parents, she has not shared any information about her family background and how she was raised. She seems to have kept her personal issues so private.
Diana Williams Husband
Diana is a married woman, She got married to Douglas Wayne Shanks in 1980 and since then they are together. Her family Currently resides in New York City with her husband and children. Her husband is referred to as the loving husband and father to the family.
Diana Williams Son |Diana Williams Children |Diana Williams Son Death
The pair had three children but in 2016, they lost their son Nathaniel Williams in a major accident where he suffered a severe shock in his brain and broke many of his bones because a pickup truck running a red light crashed with his motorbike. Nathaniel was an air force pilot and undoubtedly the center of attention on his mother’s life.
Diana Williams Education
She got enrolled and later graduated with a degree in economics from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. There is no much information about her education.
Diana Williams Career | Diana Williams Wabc
Diana began her television career in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she worked as a reporter at WSOC and then as a weeknight anchor at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. at WBTV. From 1987 to 1991, she as well worked at WNEV (now WHDH) in Boston, Massachusetts.
She later joined the WABC in 1991 as a reporter as a weekend anchor. In a years time, she was a co-anchor the 11 p.m. Eyewitness News newscast with Bill Beutel. In 1999, She then joined Beutel on the 6 p.m. newscast as well, becoming Beutel’s first co-anchor at 6 p.m. since the departure of Roger Grimsby in 1986.
In 1999 then she co-anchored the 11 p.m. newscast with Bill Ritter, later doing the 6 p.m. newscast with him in 2001, as well, following Beutel’s retirement. She later joined the 5 p.m. newscast in 2003, first alongside Roz Abrams, and later with Sade Baderinwa.
She covered stories for Eyewitness News, including to Ireland and Israel to report on conflicts. But most of her travels were with Pope John Paul II, most notably, his historic visit to Israel in 2000. She as well traveled with the pope to Baltimore, Maryland; Mexico City, Mexico; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She as well covered the September 11, 2001, attacks and for its tenth anniversary in 2011, She reported from outside The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia.
She covered politics extensively, from the fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer in 2008; to the elections of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2001, 2005 and 2009; and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in 2009. She has been to every U.S. presidential nominating convention as from that of 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
She earned an Emmy Award for her half-hour special called Dangerous Crossings that focused on the immigration issues along the Mexican and Arizona border. She as well won her yearly breast-cancer specials award and has hosted the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walk(s) for the American Cancer Society for over 17 years.
Diana Williams Salary | Dianna Williams Net Worth
Diana Salary And Net Worth are estimated to be about $1.5 million.
Diana Williams Lucasfilm
Diana is a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, the team charged with developing narrative cohesion narrative cohesion and connectivity within the Star Wars universe. She is as well the creative development executive for ILMxLAB (http://www.ilmxlab.com/), a laboratory for immersive augmented and virtual entertainment. They launched a division that combined the talent of Lucasfilm, ILM and Skywalker Sound, ILMxLAB focuses on compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production that will reinvent the way stories are told and experienced.
Before she became part of Lucasfilm, She was a founder of Roller Coaster Entertainment. She produced critically acclaimed narrative films which include Our Song, documentaries Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible and Another First Step, web series Awesome Asian Bad Guys and consulted on Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis for Starz Entertainment and Room 237. She as well developed The Gatecrashers – a multi-media storyworld and comic book series created by Zach Mortensen; 5 Girls – southern gothic horror feature film; and Chinafornia – an animated comedy web series created by Ellie Lee.
Dianna Williams Bring It
Dianna is a Studio Director equal gilbert dance from Jackson, Mississippi. She has a tough on the hit Lifetime show “Bring It!” which follows her and her hip-hop majorette team as they battle others to become the best. She started dancing at 4 years old at the Angie Luke School of Dance. She is experienced in Ballet, Point, Jazz, Modern, Belly Dance, and Tap. She had also joined several dance teams over her career.
Diana Williams Retirement
Williams, an award-winning reporter and anchor for WABC-TV’s top-rated Eyewitness News at 5:00, has announced that she is retiring after 29 years here at WABC-TV.
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 – a career spanning 40 years in broadcasting.
“I joined Eyewitness news as a reporter and wound up on the anchor desk with the late, great Bill Buetel. I’ve covered stories from around the world and interviewed fascinating people. I work daily with smart and engaging people who are passionate about journalism and getting it right… and I do it alongside my dear 5 o’clock teammates, Sade and Lee,” she wrote on Facebook.
Diana and her family have gone through some difficult events over the last 5 years, which she says changed her perspective on things.
“I am happy to say – Hubs, my son, and my two daughters are all in a good place now. But the journey getting to this point has changed my perspective and I’ve learned that above all, “time” is a precious commodity,” she wrote.Diana says she plans to do more hiking and mountain climbing as she enters this next chapter. She and her son climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2008. Since then she has hiked Mt. Fuji, Mt.Rainier, Half Dome and Pikes Peak.
Diana is taking some time off in June but will remain with Eyewitness News until September.
Members of the Eyewitness News team have been sharing their celebrations on social media, which we have included below.
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