Amber Diaz

Amber Diaz co-anchors the weekday 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. newscasts at NBC Connecticut. Her reporting and special project stories can also be seen throughout the week in the 4 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. newscasts.

She is a Connecticut native who has lived and traveled around the country covering some of the nation's biggest stories in the last decade. That includes the 2018 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida where a gunman opened fire, killing 17 people.

During her time in Portland, Oregon, she covered the ongoing protests following the 2016 presidential election.

Before coming to Connecticut, Amber was a reporter at WFOR/CBS4 in Miami, Florida. In 2018, she was taken on an exclusive tour inside the nation's largest holding facility for migrant children. She provided continuous coverage on the children's wellbeing as other families continued to cross the border into the United States.

Prior to Florida, Amber was a general assignment and sports reporter at Fox12 Oregon where she covered high school football. She got her start in local television news with the News 12 family in the Bronx in 2012.

Amber graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English. She received her Masters in Broadcast and Digital Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. During her master's program, she interned for KABC7 in Los Angeles, California, and was also based in Washington, D.C., where she contributed to several local stories at the nation's capital.

The Latest

  • U.S. Secret Service Feb 19

    U.S. Secret Service recruiting college students in Connecticut

    The United States Secret Service is looking to recruit current college and graduate students from Connecticut. From February 26-29, Secret Service recruiters will be on the University of Hartford campus conducting interviews, physical fitness tests, and written examinations to find the ideal candidates. The process is open to students from all colleges in Connecticut. “We’re obviously looking for someone...

  • social media Feb 2

    CT native and her talented backpack pup go viral on social media

    Every day is an adventure – just ask Lumi, the backpack pup. Over the last few years, his owner, from Fairfield, has recorded their experiences and posted them to social media. But none have garnered as much attention as their latest venture. “Maybe there was five, 7-year-old girls, and they were following us the whole way down the slope. Like…

  • Waterbury Jan 17

    State leaders recognize new law protecting firefighters with cancer

    In honor of Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month, state leaders gathered at the Waterbury Fire Department on Wednesday to highlight a new law that ensures firefighters get the treatment they need without having to prove how they contracted cancer. Joseph Bogdanski found out he had thyroid cancer in June of last year after having a cancer screening that was offered at…

  • lawsuit Jan 9

    Attorney General sues CT businesses over illegal cannabis sales

    Seven local retailers and wholesalers have been slapped with lawsuits for selling illegal cannabis products. This comes after several warnings from state investigators. On Tuesday, we heard from the state’s attorney general who talked about the latest efforts to curb this ongoing problem. “Just because we have an adult-use cannabis market doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want,”...

  • Hartford Dec 19, 2023

    Hartford students surprised with $20,000 scholarships to the University of Hartford

    On Tuesday, dozens of public high school students in Hartford were surprised with college acceptance to the University of Hartford and a $20,000 scholarship over the next four years for college. “i just love the constant reminder that hard work does pay off,” Jose Laboy, a high school senior, said  “I was like, wow!” Ariana Whitely added.  She said...

  • Naugatuck Dec 14, 2023

    Griffin Health campus provides resources to former Stone Academy students

    In Naugatuck, a brand-new school campus for nursing students is focusing on helping former Stone Academy students get back on track. Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health is being praised by some former Stone Academy students whose education was put on hold when their school abruptly closed in February. Anna Jarjura said her goal of becoming a nurse now...

  • Hartford Dec 5, 2023

    Hartford launches new campaign to connect families to childcare options

    The city of Hartford launched a new campaign Tuesday to help families find suitable childcare for their little ones. Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin led the event at city hall Tuesday morning and stressed the decline in enrollment for young kids in childcare programs – which he said leaves no question that parents need help finding reliable and affordable providers for…

  • East Windsor Nov 29, 2023

    Baby calf born on East Windsor farm during a Christmas hayride

    While Santa and Papa Elf were making a visit to a farm in East Windsor over the weekend, they ended up delivering more than just presents. Both Santa – who is actually farmer Donald Rabida – the owner of Farmers Hayride – and Papa Elf – farmer Aaron Arthurs – sprang into action Saturday night to help a mother cow…

  • Wallingford Nov 28, 2023

    Nonprofit raises funds on Giving Tuesday with drive-thru animal therapy sessions

    Soul Friends, a Connecticut nonprofit offering animal therapy, raised money with a pet drive-thru on Giving Tuesday to support its mental health services. Instead of shakes and fries, the furry friends took the place of comfort food. People drove up to a location on North Colony Road in Wallingford and offered donations to the organization in exchange for a hug…

  • Newington Nov 16, 2023

    Stew Leonard's hosts 44th annual turkey giveaway

    Stew Leonard’s teamed up with the Newington police and fire departments to hand out 500 turkeys Thursday ahead of the holiday next week. Dozens of people waited in a car line Thursday morning to pick up turkeys for friends, loved ones, or organizations important to them. Stew Leonard’s has done the human assembly line giveaway each year since 1979. “This…

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