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Diane Lee

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Diane Lee is a television news anchor and an Emmy Award-winning reporter with more than a decade of continuous on-air experience. 

She joined WSPA-WYCW in 2009 as a Daybreak co-anchor. She now anchors the CW morning newscast and is a reporter.

In 2014 Diane won a Southeast Emmy Award for her investigative story on a debt collection scam.  Her entry was the only one in the final list of nominees that was not from the Atlanta market.  Diane's investigation revealed that the scammers were using a bogus Florida-based address and making false claims about outstanding personal debt. 

Diane's anchoring has also won recognition.  Her live solo coverage of a 20-minute high-speed car chase received an award in the “Spot News” category with the South Carolina Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

For the three years prior to joining WSPA, Diane was a morning anchor for FOX23 News in Albany, NY.  While there she also hosted live telethons for local charities.

From 2004 to 2006, Diane was an evening co-anchor and the 11 p.m. solo anchor at WYOU, the CBS affiliate in Scranton, PA. In addition to her duties on set, Diane produced, reported and frequently edited investigative stories on issues ranging from drug trafficking to political scandals.  She received two Excellence in Broadcasting awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, one for her series on prostitution and another on domestic violence.

In her first on-air job, Diane was a full-time video journalist from 2000 to 2002, responsible for shooting, writing and editing daily packages for WRNN, a cable news station covering the Hudson Valley counties north of New York City.  While at WRNN, Diane received awards for excellence from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her investigative reports on homelessness and nuclear power safety.  In 2002, she became the 6:30 p.m. anchor while continuing to report daily.

In addition to her work in TV news, Diane has actively supported charities that promote the well-being of children and victims of abuse.  In 2005 she spearheaded a major fundraising project for the Children's Miracle Network.  The Christmas CD she recorded for the non-profit raised $20,000 in 6 weeks.

Diane graduated cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2000.  She currently lives in Greenville, SC, with her husband, son and daughter.  She is an avid jogger and hiker.  She continues to indulge her love of singing, and is often asked to perform the national anthem to open professional sporting events.




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