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.
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.
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.
For the first time, the FDA is requiring tanning bed manufacturers to warn users about the machine’s cancer risk.
If you suffer from allergies, it’s not your imagination – this season is bad.
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.
Researchers found that the most gender expressive teens were more ikely to engage in cancer risk behaviors.
A local company is part of a second breakthrough in regeneration of human body parts.
In this segment, WBZ’s Diane Stern presents perspectives from several first responders, including Betty Sparks, an ER nurse at Newton Wellesley Hospital, who volunteered at the finish line medical tent.
The museum, along with over 400 other art partners, has uploaded high-resolution works of art to googleartproject.com
What does it take to compete in the Olympic games? 2010 Olympic silver medalist Karen Thatcher knows all too well.