One of the biggest adjustments to evening news, Diane says, was getting used to how little time she has to deliver. "In the morning, you have two hours and you can kind of say what you think, and suddenly you're compressed to a much shorter amount of time and you want to make every sentence matter," she says.

Diane's recent reporting has taken her to both Afghanistan and Haiti—in only two days. "We're sitting in Afghanistan, we finished our reporting there over several days and we look up [at the crawl] and it says there's a challenge in Haiti and everybody said, 'Rebook, reschedule,'" she says. "We flew straight to Europe. Europe to New York. Threw bags off, got the other bags because one was cold and one was hot, went to Haiti. It took me three tries to get in that morning. We stayed up all night. We just kept pushing until we finally got in on this teeny helicopter that morning and we made it in time."

Keeping her busy schedule can be exhausting, but Diane says in instances like her trip to Haiti, her curiosity keeps her going. "It is just a [burst] of energy from what people need to know about the sheer moment-by-moment courage of [the Haitian] people in the middle of this impossible devastation."


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