Diane Dwyer grew up in San Francisco and the Peninsula with six brothers and sisters, three of whom are fellow Cal alumni. She has worked in Bay Area television for 25 years at KTVU and NBC Bay Area, and has received two Emmy awards, as well as awards from the New York Film Festival, Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and more. She produced and wrote the NBC documentary on the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley. Diane was recently inducted into The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Silver Circle, which is also known as the Bay Area Hall of Fame for journalists. (She credits the Irish gift of storytelling for her success in journalism.)
She graduated from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business as an undergrad in 1987, and she’s been teaching at Haas for the past ten years. Diane is honored to be a member of the prestigious Club 6, a ranking awarded for teaching excellence. Being able to closely interact with current Cal students is, without a doubt, the most enjoyable part of her professional career. She also volunteers with Cal Discoveries Travel, leading tours to Cuba and Patagonia and helping to create that “Cal experience” for Golden Bears, no matter how far they are from home.
Diane runs her own media consulting business with clients in industries ranging from pet retail to nanotechnology. In addition to sitting on the board of directors for the Cal Alumni Association (CAA), she also serves on the board at the International House at Berkeley and the Curry Senior Center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Diane is also the emcee, auctioneer, or speaker/interviewer for more than two dozen nonprofit fundraisers every year throughout the Bay Area. She’s married and lives in the East Bay with two teenage children and a dog and cat from rescue. Go Bears!