Diana Perez is an Emmy-nominated journalist and co-anchor for ABC News' "World News Now" and "America This Morning." She joined ABC News in April 2012 as a correspondent for NewsOne, ABC News' affiliate news service, and covered a wide range of stories for ABC News, from Jerry Sandusky's sexual abuse scandal and Nik Wallenda's epic walk over Niagara Falls to the U.S. economic recovery and flu outbreak.
Prior to joining ABC News, Perez was the weekend evening anchor at CBS station WBZ-TV in Boston. She covered many of the region's biggest stories, including the devastating tornadoes in Western Massachusetts, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She also covered Hurricane Irene and the Boston Bruins' Stanley Cup win.
Perez was the main bureau reporter and fill-in anchor at NBC Connecticut. She covered the trial of Steven Hayes, who was sentenced to death for the deadly home invasion that left a mother and her two children dead. She also extensively covered the murder of Yale University grad student Annie Le. She began her on-air career as a reporter and morning news anchor at News 12 The Bronx in New York City.
A Hofstra University graduate with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism, Perez is a native of Queens, New York and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband, Ducis, and son Devin.
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