Though Diane has become the star of the ABC's evening broadcast, she says the news is ultimately about the stories being told, not the person telling it. "It's about the work you're doing, the purpose you have, what you actually accomplish, whether you change people's lives," she says. "That's ultimately the signature of the broadcast. It's not me."

When she's not behind the desk, Diane says she's spending time with her husband of 21 years, legendary director Mike Nichols. Even after all this time, Diane says their relationship has changed now that she's not working morning show hours anymore. "He said to me the other day, 'You know, there's just more of you now.' And I know what he means," she says. "We have time in the evening. We cook. It's like kids, we can't believe we get to stay up so late and we'll cook really late. We stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning because we're talking. Even though I was home in the afternoon a lot of the time before, you don't talk the same way. It's that day is done and let's learn about each other all over again every day."


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