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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.

Boston Children's Hospital (WBZ-TV photo)

Study: Medical Errors Reduced By Changing “Patient Handoff” System

A Boston Children’s Hospital study shows medical errors are significantly reduced by changing the system of what’s known as “patient handoff.”

12/03/2013

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From The Makers Of Cyber Monday, ‘Giving Tuesday’ Urges Charitable Donations

While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about emptying your wallet for the sake of holiday gift giving, Giving Tuesday is about giving back to those in need.

12/02/2013

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Lynn Food Pantry Aims To Collect 500 Turkeys For Thanksgiving

he North Shore’s largest food pantry is collecting donated turkeys ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

11/21/2013

Mix Nuts and Dried Fruit For Trail Mix

Study: Eating Nuts Reduces Rate Of Heart Disease, Cancer

In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts.

11/20/2013

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Harvard Researcher: Breakthrough Made In Organ Transplants

A breakthrough has been made in organ transplants that uses the cells in the patient’s own body.

11/19/2013

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Harvard Researcher Explains Importance Of Early Obesity Prevention

“How early should obesity prevention start?” That’s the name of a “perspective” in Thursday’s New England Journal of Medicine.

11/14/2013

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Study Looks At Impact Of Intimate Partner Violence On Childrens’ Health

Over 15 million children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) each year, and the health consequences of this exposure are well-documented.

10/31/2013

A child recieves a flu shot. (Photo credit: Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Rate Of Flu Vaccination Among Adults Lagging Behind Children

More children than ever are being vaccinated for the flu but adults have a way to go.

09/26/2013

Couple, Walking, Parents

Study: Married Cancer Patients Likely To Live Longer

Married people who are diagnosed with cancer are likely to live longer than cancer patients who are not married.

09/24/2013

Food labels are not necessarily an indication of food quality. (WBZ-TV)

Harvard Study Connects Food Waste To Food Expiration Dates

A recent study done by Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Natural Resource’s Defense Council exposes the truth behind expiration dates and offers suggestions to food manufacturers on how to better set these dates.

09/19/2013

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