Dianna Russini is thrilled to be back on the East Coast doing what she loves most -- reporting local stories to her community.
Dianna started her television career in college at George Mason University, writing for a local New Jersey high school sports website and covering the sidelines for both men and women’s college basketball games for Comcast Sportsnet in Washington, D.C.
After college, she started her local news television career at News 12 Hudson Valley in New York as a general assignment reporter.
Dianna has won several awards, including a New York Press Award for her piece on the rigorous training of the Orange County, New York SWAT Team. She quickly started breaking stories and soon left for Manhattan.
She was named bureau chief and reporter at NBC’s flagship, WNBC. After covering news for several years, Dianna had the opportunity to cover sports stories with WNBC’s Bruce Beck. From that day on, she knew she had to cover sports full time and decided to pack up, leave the Tri-State area and head out West to Seattle to work as a sports reporter, host and color commentator for Comcast Sportsnet Northwest, covering The Seattle Mariners, Portland Blazers, Washington Huskies and Tacoma Rainiers.
Dianna returned home to New Jersey and anchored sports for News 12 Long Island. Her dream has always been to cover a college program that has strong athletic programs for both the men and women. Proudly, she now calls Connecticut home.
Dianna a former Division 1 women’s soccer player and 4 sport athlete in high school, loves to coach soccer for boys and girls.
If she wasn’t covering sports and news, she wants to be a Navy SEAL or a figure skater.