Diane Stern is co-anchor of “The WBZ Afternoon News,” broadcast on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 AM Monday through Friday from 3:00PM to 8:00PM. She has anchored the news at WBZ NewsRadio since 1983.
Prior to joining the station she worked as a morning anchor at WEEI Radio in Boston from 1978 to 1983, WITS and WMEX Radio in Boston from 1976 to 1978, and WMLO Radio in Danvers, Massachusetts from 1975 to 1976.
Stern has been honored with several Associated Press awards for her work in radio, was a finalist in the New York Radio Festival Awards and won for Best Newscaster in the March of Dimes Achievement in Radio Awards of 2000. One of the highlights of her career was covering the New England Blizzard of 1978 for WMEX Radio when the broadcasts were conducted by phone in candlelit studios. Stern also conducted a live interview with President Clinton in 1995. Her reporting focus is on medical and consumer news.
A Massachusetts native, Stern attended Marblehead High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She also studied at Schiller College in Heidelberg, Germany.
Stern is as an ESL tutor at the Immigrant Learning Center in Malden, volunteers for My Brother’s Table in Lynn, and emcees events for charitable groups including The Arthritis Foundation, the Preeclampsia Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter.
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