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Diane Dimond is a modern day journalist who defies a category. She’s been called “A renaissance broadcaster” for her versatility on-air and “A reporter’s reporter” for her consistently high-quality investigative storytelling. Dimond’s greatest talent may be her ability to communicate complicated stories in an understandable, common-sense way.

Diane utilizes multi-media platforms to tell the stories she finds so fascinating. Her nationally syndicated weekly crime and justice newspaper column is distributed by Creators Syndicate and she maintains a column archive at her official website at www.DianeDimond.com . She is a frequent contributor of articles to the innovative news-based internet web site The DailyBeast.com.

When there is a breaking crime story you can often see Dimond’s thoughtful commentary on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Court TV (TruTV) and other cable outlets. She's been a substitute anchor on cable as well. Dimond is also an accomplished narrator and voice over artist and is the voice of the long running "Disorder in the Court" on TruTV.

ddwneverlandheadlineDiane Dimond may be best known for first exposing then explaining to the world the child molestation charges against Michael Jackson. Dimond’s coverage of Jackson’s criminal trial was seen by millions on Court TV, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, Larry King Live and news outlets worldwide. Her book on Jackson,Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case, published by Simon and Schuster/Atria Books and released in November 2005, is an explosive tome detailing Dimond’s exclusive revelations from 1993 when she first broke the story - to the case 10 years later when, once again, Dimond was the first to report the charges against Jackson.

Diane's latest book Cirque Du Salahi - Be Careful Who You Trust published by CreateSpace and available at Amazon.com, delves into the shoddy journalism that catapulted the erroneous "White House Gate Crashers" into the public square. The book provides an exclusive look at the couple at the center of the scandal, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, and dissects where the truth and the lies intersect in the saga. It's also a scathing indictment of the Washington D.C. social/political scene as well as Reality Television - both those who appear in it and those who produce it.

Diane has been at the center of countless major news stories during her award winning career. She was the first to report the story of rape at the Kennedy compound in Palm Beach, Florida and to identify William Kennedy Smith as the accused. And Dimond has been praised for her hard-hitting interviews with a number of infamous prison inmates including: Pamela Smart, a school teacher serving a life sentence for enticing her high school lover to kill her husband; James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.; Jeffery McDonald, the convicted "Fatal Vision Killer"; Kenneth Bianchi, the convicted "Hillside Strangler" and Dimond is the only reporter to have ever interviewed Richard Allen Davis, the convicted killer of Polly Klass.

She began her broadcasting career in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the fifty thousand watt KOB Radio she wrote and anchored the morning newscasts and her investigative series on corruption within the local sheriff’s department earned her the prestigious Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association.

In 1976, Dimond moved across the country to Washington, DC to anchor newscasts for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” In 1980 she became Correspondent for the RKO Radio Network, assigned to cover Capitol Hill, the White House and various Washington agencies. She became the networks National Political Correspondent and covered the campaigns of both President Ronald Regan and his challenger Walter Mondale.

Finally making a move into television in 1986 Dimond’s first news job in television was at the flagship CBS Station in New York. At WCBS she earned several awards for covering such groundbreaking stories as the “Baby M” surrogate mother case.

Dimond went into syndicated television in 1990 when she became the investigative reporter for the program Hard Copy. Time Magazine cited Diane’s continuing coverage of the Michael Jackson story as among "The Best TV of '93." Dimond also made headlines when she acquired and aired the actual interrogation tape of OJ Simpson being questioned by the Los Angeles police department. She then anchored the nationally syndicated program EXTRA and made headlines with her expose of the deceptive practices of the Jerry Springer show, among other investigative reports.

In 1998 Diane moved to NBC and partnered with Geraldo Rivera to co-anchor CNBC’s nightly newscast, UpFront Tonight. Among other top-shelf stories she anchored extensive live reports from Washington on the impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton. After moving to MSNBC Dimond hosted the series, “Missing Persons”, anchored major news blocks and, among other stories, covered the 2000 presidential campaign, traveling at various times with three of the candidates, George W. Bush, Al Gore and Ralph Nader. Dimond also became known as the correspondent who spent 35 straight days outside the Vice President’s residence in Washington as the nation awaited the final, controversial recount of the vote.

After the September 11th 2001 terror attack in New York City Diane anchored live programs on the Fox News Channel where she specialized in the network’s continuing coverage of the war on terrorism. Her live interviews with military and policy news makers were often quoted by other news organizations.

Diane Dimond lives in Rockland County, New York with her husband, fellow broadcast journalist and voiceover artist Michael Schoen.

Professional affiliations:

Member in good standing of:

American Federation of Radio and Television Artists

Director's Guild of America

Screen Actor's Guild

Friar's Club of New York

For professional inquiries contact:

Wayne Kabak (212) 300-8938 - wkabak@waynekabak.com

Entries by Diane Dimond

A Republic or a Democracy -- Let's Get This Straight

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 10:10 AM

Following my recent column about racial tensions in America I got an email from Gary L. Hoe, of Albuquerque, which made me re-think what our founding fathers had in mind when they established this country.

Hoe reminded me of a quote from Benjamin Franklin, attributed to the statesman as...

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What Glorifying the Game of Football Says About Us

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 6:29 PM

This question is going to sound like blasphemy to some but here goes: Why do we glorify the game of football and its players the way we do?

I'm not really an NFL fan but I watch occasional games with my husband. I can take it or leave it...

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Time to Listen to the Experts on Legalizing Drugs

(64) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Here's a riddle: How many knowledgeable people does it take to suggest a policy change before society adopts their sage advice?

Buried in all the recent news about ISIS, horrific weather lashing the United States, the violence of NFL players, and the like, came a hardly noticed news item...

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Vicious, Even Deadly, Hazing Still a Shameful College Tradition

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:09 AM

It's the time of year when, all across the nation, parents are getting their college-bound students ready to leave the nest.

May I suggest as you shop for the essentials -- you know, the bed linens, the mini-microwave and the ubiquitous bean bag chair -- you tell your child...

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Rembrandts of the Courtroom

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Okay, show of hands. How many readers have actually sat inside a courtroom and watched a trial? Having been assigned to cover countless high-profile trials over the years, I have to admit I relish it.

I love going to courthouses with their stately facades and imposing corridors. And inside it's...

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Learn to Respect Each Others' Opinions

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Your right to free thought is a gift insured by the Declaration of Independence. Where do you get your opinions? From political spin or critical thinking?

Another 4th of July holiday has come and gone and every year I try to think past the BBQ's and beer...

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The Forgotten Victims in the 'O.J. Case'

(1) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 8:17 AM

Now that the hoopla of the 20th anniversary is over its time to remember the victims in the "Trial of the Century" ~

As the coroner's van took away one of the bodies, I walked toward the bloodied sidewalk outside Nicole Brown Simpson's condo. I'll never forget what I...

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Another Massacre, Another Distracting Blame Game

(13) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 6:51 PM

In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy we always look for someone or something to blame. In the case of the Isla Vista, California massacre in which six college students were murdered and 13 others wounded the blame game started almost immediately. Most of the criticism was misdirected.

This mass...

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The Almost Forgotten Sex Crime Victims: Boys

(8) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 10:40 AM

In our supposedly enlightened era about sex crimes against children there continues to be one glaring blind spot. Yes, there is more discussion now than ever before about the types of predators who target our children, the cyclical nature of these crimes and how to keep our children safe. And,...

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Urban Peace -- How Do We Get There?

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 10:35 AM

Ten minutes on the phone with David Lockett and you realize this is a man of high integrity, compassion and vision. After a lengthy conversation with him, I came away believing if there was ever a man we should follow in the fight against crime it is David Lockett.

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If We're Keeping the Death Penalty, Then Bring Back Firing Squads

(8) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 10:35 AM

It's clearly time to bring back firing squads.

If we're going to keep carrying out the death penalty in this country and if we are going to continue to grandly insist that they are "humane executions" then only a return to a firing squad will insure a speedy and...

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The US Prison System Needs a Total Overhaul

(41) Comments | Posted April 19, 2014 | 5:20 PM

"We have embraced the idea that being mentally sick is a crime."

It is way past time to overhaul the U.S. prison system.

I'm not talking about a little tweak here and there. I'm talking about throwing a massive metaphorical hand grenade into the entire system and starting over...

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Pets Help Solve Crimes

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 9:57 PM

"A human footprint in a poop patty, DNA in a bird's beak, dog hairs on a bloody curtain ...animal forensics are cracking cases worldwide..."

As far as crime laboratories go it is not very impressive looking. And it is not very big, with a permanent staff of just three...

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The Year We Began to Understand Serial Killers

(9) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 2:26 PM

There is no subject that brings in more reader reaction than when I write about serial killers. The answer to why we are so fascinated by these multiple murderers is mercurial depending on who you ask.

Dr. Scott Bonn, a professor of criminology at Drew University says,...

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Your Nose Could Save Your Life

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 1:00 AM

My dear Grandma Cora always grew geraniums -- red geraniums, to be specific. Nearly every time I went to went to visit her she had pots of them flowering outside the front door. I would gently stroke the leaves and breathe in that unmistakable geranium smell. To this day I...

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Death for the Boston Bomber? Doubtful

(2) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 4:04 PM

If I were a betting woman, I'd plunk down $10 right now and bet that suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will die in prison and not in an execution chamber.

Yes, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced the feds will seek the death penalty for...

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Remembering the Dick Tracy of Wichita

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 7:58 PM

This is a story about a cop's cop. A hometown kid who devoted his life to keeping his community safe, a man who took on the duty no one should have to do -- to minister to the murdered and help seek justice for their families.

This column is...

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Heroin Makes a Comeback

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 2:51 PM

This isn't a column about a celebrity dying of a heroin overdose. Its about the very real heroin crisis affecting the rest of us.

Heroin is back -- with a vengeance.

It never really disappeared from the drug-culture landscape, of course, but its popularity center has widened these days....

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Who Is Killing Whom in America?

(25) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 6:55 PM

Popular TV shows are full of stories about murder. But how likely is it that your life would ever be affected by murder?


We have a fascination in America about murder. Serial killers, mass murders, thrill kills, the so-called "mission murderers" who think it's their duty to...

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Gun Owners Are Responsible for Kids, Public

(80) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 12:10 PM

"I'm not talking gun control. I'm talking personal responsibility."

Uncle Jim used to herd a group of us kids into the car on a sunny Saturday morning and head to an isolated area outside town. His son, little Jim, my two cousins Sandy and Terry and I were full of...

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