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Diane Lee

Diane Lee Diane Lee

Diane joined the WSPA team in October 2009 as a Daybreak co-anchor and 7 On Your Side Consumer reporter.

Prior to WSPA, Diane most recently co-anchored the morning show at FOX23 News in Albany, NY, where she wrote and edited scripts, researched background information for in-studio and satellite interviews, and pulled together occasional live field reports for breaking news.

Before FOX23, Diane was the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. co-anchor and 11 p.m. solo anchor at WYOU, the CBS affiliate in Scranton, PA. In addition to her duties on set, she produced, reported and frequently edited investigative and feature stories on issues ranging from drug trafficking to political scandals to college students running up credit card debt. She received two Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for her series on prostitution and on domestic violence.

Diane's first job in TV broadcasting  was as a one-man-band reporter: shooting, writing and editing daily packages for WRNN-TV, a cable news outlet covering counties north of New York City. While at WRNN, she received awards for excellence from the New York State Broadcasters Association for her investigative reports on homelessness and nuclear power safety.  She later became the 6:30 p.m. anchor while continuing to report daily.

In addition to her work in television news, Diane actively supports charities that promote the well being of children and victims of abuse. She has hosted numerous telethons for hospitals that care for children and the disabled, and emceed several fundraisers for an advocacy group for battered women. While in Pennsylvania, she produced and recorded a Christmas music CD for the Children's Miracle Network, organizing sponsors, musicians, a photographer and a CD production company in support of the project. The CD sales raised $20,000 for the charity and became the number two selling album in Northeast Pennsylvania in November of 2005 right behind Madonna's Confessions on a Dance Floor.

Diane graduated cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2000.  In her spare time she loves to jog, hike and sing. She has sung the national anthem and God Bless America at sporting events for AAA baseball, arena football and speedway car races. 

She and her husband, a native of the Asheville area of North Carolina, are thrilled to be living in the upstate!


  • College of Charleston hires new basketball coach

    College of Charleston hires new basketball coach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:19:09 GMT
    C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday.C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday.
    The College of Charleston announced a new head coach for the men's basketball team Tuesday evening.Earl Grant, currently an assistant coach at Clemson, will be replacing former Head Coach Doug Wojcik after Wojcik was fired amid allegations of verbal abuse.RELATED: CofC coach firedGrant is no stranger to the Lowcountry. He played basketball for Stall High School and started his coaching career at the Citadel in 2002 before spending six seasons under Gregg Marshall at the College of Charleston....
    The College of Charleston announced a new head coach for the men's basketball team Tuesday evening.Earl Grant, currently an assistant coach at Clemson, will be replacing former Head Coach Doug Wojcik after Wojcik was fired amid allegations of verbal abuse.RELATED: CofC coach firedGrant is no stranger to the Lowcountry. He played basketball for Stall High School and started his coaching career at the Citadel in 2002 before spending six seasons under Gregg Marshall at the College of Charleston....
  • Awendaw shocked by shooting death

    Awendaw shocked by shooting death

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:07:54 GMT
    SHOOTING VICTIM: 33-year-old Earl CampbellSHOOTING VICTIM: 33-year-old Earl Campbell
    Family and friends are mourning the murder of an Awendaw man.Authorities identified 33-year-old Earl Campbell as the victim of Monday night's shooting. 19-year-old Manning Isaiah Milligan was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection the murder.Family members and friends gathered at Campbell's Grandmother's house to remember the father of two."We were able to tell each other man to man that I love you and he told me that he loved me also," said Lawrence Campbell, Earl's father. "That's wha...
    Family and friends are mourning the murder of an Awendaw man.Authorities identified 33-year-old Earl Campbell as the victim of Monday night's shooting. 19-year-old Manning Isaiah Milligan was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection the murder.Family members and friends gathered at Campbell's Grandmother's house to remember the father of two."We were able to tell each other man to man that I love you and he told me that he loved me also," said Lawrence Campbell, Earl's father. "That's wha...
  • College of Charleston looks to admit top ten percent of local high schools to gain more diverse students

    College of Charleston looks to admit top ten percent of local high schools to gain more diverse students

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:51:31 GMT
    Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston County students who worked hard to land a spot in the top ten percent of their high school could soon gain automatic acceptance to a nearby college.The College of Charleston is working to give automatic acceptance to those students in an effort to meet their diversity goals.Right now the diversity numbers at the college are slim. In 2013, they only had 15% minorities and about 64% of their overall student body is female."We are hoping this initiative will p...
    Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston County students who worked hard to land a spot in the top ten percent of their high school could soon gain automatic acceptance to a nearby college.The College of Charleston is working to give automatic acceptance to those students in an effort to meet their diversity goals.Right now the diversity numbers at the college are slim. In 2013, they only had 15% minorities and about 64% of their overall student body is female."We are hoping this initiative will p...
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