Adriana Diaz is a CBS News national correspondent based in Chicago and anchor of the Saturday edition of the "CBS Weekend News," which broadcasts from CBS News' Chicago Bureau located in the CBS owned-and-operated station WBBM-TV.
Diaz joined the network in 2012. She recently reported from inside COVID-19 wards where she interviewed patients and frontline workers in Wisconsin's largest hospital. She and her colleagues have also covered the pandemic's disproportionate effect on minorities. Diaz has reported on Chicago gun violence, the Flint water crisis, and from Mexico, reporting on the caravans of migrants traveling by foot to the United States. Diaz spent a month covering the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and was part of the CBS News team that won an 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, Connecticut.
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 Palestine 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.
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. Diaz lives in Chicago with her husband Bryan and dog Lava.
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