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Adriana Diaz is a CBS News national correspondent and anchor of the Saturday edition of the CBS WEEKEND NEWS. Since joining the network in 2012, her reporting has been featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS MORNINGS and the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News’ premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service.
At the start of 2023, Diaz and her team broke the story of the discovery of classified documents at a Washington think tank from President Biden’s time as vice president.
Diaz also interviews newsmakers and conducted Colin Kaepernick’s only television interview about his book, Colin Kaepernick: Change the Game, published after his social justice campaign that swept the nation. Diaz also interviewed two pioneering women, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Olympian Allyson Felix, about prioritizing wellness and overcoming adversity.
Diaz frequently conducts in-depth reporting on many of the most pressing issues facing communities of color locally and nationally. She regularly covers the gun violence epidemic, including interviewing Chicago gang members for a CBS docuseries about what they see as their fight for survival in some of the city’s toughest neighborhoods. She also reports on immigration, and has chronicled the journeys of Central American families attempting to cross Mexico by foot in order to reach the United States. Recently, she reported on the busing of migrants from Texas to Chicago, overwhelming Chicago shelters and leading migrants to sleep on the floors of police stations.
Diaz spent a month covering the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and was part of the CBS News team that won an Outstanding News Special Emmy for 39 DAYS, a primetime documentary about the Parkland student movement. She was also part of the network team that won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for outstanding breaking news coverage of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Diaz was previously CBS News’ Asia correspondent based in Beijing, where she used her Mandarin skills to report from China on U.S.-Chinese relations, Chinese politics, science and culture. Diaz reported from inside North Korea twice, documenting the country’s political pageantry and isolation. Her Asia assignments also took her to the Korean Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Japan and Laos.
As a CBS Newspath correspondent, Diaz covered Pope Francis’ visits to Brazil in 2013, Israel and the West Bank in 2014, Cuba in 2015 and Mexico in 2016. She was part of the first team dispatched to Havana for the normalization of relations with the U.S. in December 2014 and covered the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Prior to joining CBS News, Diaz reported for Channel One News and hosted Yahoo’s Trending Now web show. Before journalism, Diaz was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs working in equity sales and trading. She attended Princeton University, majoring in public and international affairs. She earned a master’s degree in public affairs and public administration in a dual degree program at Columbia University and France’s Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Science Po).
A New York City native, Diaz attended Stuyvesant High School. She is also on the board of the Harmony Program, which provides music education to New York City students in under-served communities. Diaz was Miss New York USA 2006 and Miss New York Teen USA 2003. Her family is from the Dominican Republic, and she speaks Spanish, French and Mandarin.
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