Diana Pierce

Diana Pierce is a Twin Cities multimedia journalist and her passion is to help others tell their story, moving hearts as well as minds. She was an anchor for KARE 11 News from 1983 until April 2016. In 2018, she launched “What’s Next? with Diana Pierce,” an online show that helps baby boomers discover new ideas for pursing their passions and dreams. She’s also a featured speaker for Women in Leadership events.

Among her career highlights as a journalist and anchor at KARE:

– Talking live with Astronaut Robert Cabana, a Minnesotan, as he was circling the earth in the space shuttle in 1990.
– Interviewing Vice President Dan Quayle
– And Academy award-winning actress Meryl Streep.

In 1989, she received a National Merit of Achievement from the National Muscular Dystrophy Association for “ALS: the Joe Dilts story,” documenting a man’s final days while living with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

In 2009, she was inducted into the Minnesota Museum of Broadcasting’s Hall of Fame.
In October 2017, she was inducted into the Emmy Silver Circle for 25 plus years of significant contributions to the media industry and community.

As an active community volunteer and leader, Diana has also devoted her time to many local charities including the YWCA, Animal Humane Society, and the Diana Pierce Family Mile/Twin Cities in Motion. She has been honored as a JCI-Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotan. In 2012, she was recognized as a Girl Scouts Centennial Trailblazer Honoree.

Diana received her Master of Arts in Leadership from Augsburg University in December 2015. She received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University in 1978.

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