Diane Willis is a six-time regional Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter with 20 years’ experience in television news in Indianapolis, Boston and St. Louis. Since 2001, Diane has worked with local, state and national clients in crisis communications, media training and public relations.
Equally at home in the board room, classroom and newsroom, Diane has an extensive educational background. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, she earned an M.A.T. in English and education (University of Chicago), and a M.A. in journalism (University of Missouri). She has produced documentaries, written for magazines, taught high school and university journalism and public relations, and co-authored a college journalism textbook.
Her broadcast reporting, anchoring, and magazine writing earned her national, regional and local awards, covering education, social issues, and the famine and civil war in Ethiopia. She co-produced the award-winning 2013 WFYI documentary “Power to the People,” featuring Indiana electric linemen bringing power to remote mountain villages in Guatemala. A PBS documentary on Morocco, which she co-produced and wrote, won an Emmy Award and was distributed to more than 150 US cities.
Diane’s work also includes involvement in the community, especially with issues affecting women, children and education.