Diane Stern

dianesterngradient420x316 Diane SternDiane 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.

(WBZ-TV)

#GivingTuesday Becoming Part Of Holiday Shopping Tradition

On Giving Tuesday many organizations will match charitable donations while participants are also encouraged to donate their time.

12/02/2014

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If you get watery eyes and an itchy nose when the Christmas tree comes inside your home, you may have Christmas Tree Syndrome.

11/28/2014

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Gile, WI Gets More Than Four Feet Of Snow In Three Days

The town of Gile, Winconsin has received about four feet of snow since Monday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/14/2014

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Study: Hospice Patients Less Likely To Die In Hospitals

People who enroll in hospice care are five times less likely to die in hospitals and nursing homes than people who do not choose hospice, according to a new study by local researchers.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/12/2014

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Medical Study Finds Improved Communication Reduces Errors

According to a study led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, improvements in communication between doctors during patient handoffs can reduce injuries due to medical errors by 30 percent.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/07/2014

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Study: Day After Election The ‘Saddest Day Of The Year’ For ‘Partisan Losers’

A new study conducted by The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University suggests some people get so upset after their candidate loses an election, it’s worse than a national tragedy for them.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/05/2014

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FDA Tightening Regulations On Tanning Beds

For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.

05/29/2014

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Weather Causing Worse-Than-Usual Allergy Season

If you suffer from allergies, it’s not your imagination – this season is bad.

05/21/2014

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Harvard Study: Mass. Health Reform Law Lowered Death Rates

Harvard researchers estimate that Massachusetts health reform law has prevented some 320 deaths per year or, one life saved for each 830 people gaining coverage.

05/06/2014

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Harvard Researchers: Feminine Girls, Masculine Boys Have Higher Cancer Risk

Researchers found that the most gender expressive teens were more ikely to engage in cancer risk behaviors.

04/16/2014

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