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Director of Special Station Commu...

KOVR
2713 Kovr Dr
West Sacramento, California 95605
United States

 
Background

Employment History

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Education

  • English and Communication Arts
    Villanova University
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STATION INFORMATION: Diana Penna
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DIANA PENNAKOVR 13 / STATION INFORMATION/ DIANA PENNA
Emmy Award Winning Diana Penna joined KOVR-13 in April 1997 as the only full-time Health reporter in the Sacramento area.
She started up KOVR 13's Health franchise and it quickly became one of the most popular segments in the region, helping viewers make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.Diana's compassionate style of reporting has earned her a reputation as the area's leading medical reporter.
Aside from her busy reporting schedule, Diana also is out and about speaking frequently at a number of community events.She is an active board member of the American Heart Association and every year KOVR 13 has won national awards for her involvement with AHA's Annual Gala.Diana serves as Mistress of Ceremony for the gala and KOVR airs a special series leading up to the event.
Diana has also been honored each year for her dedicated work with the Delta Blood Bank.She organizes four community blood drives a year.KOVR is also the only station in the area to air a unique feature called "Bloodwatch," a weekly update of blood types needed in the region Diana started two years ago.She also has co-authored an academic research paper that was presented in the Fall of 2002 at the National Association of Blood Banks, which addresses the power of television to get people motivated to give the gift of life.
Diana has also been a featured speaker at the American Medical Association's Science Writers' Conference.Diana's topic: "Taking Your Health Franchise Out To the Community!"Diana also spearheads KOVR's "Drive Thru Beat the Flu Campaign" held in the KOVR parking lot each Fall.With the help of Sutter visiting nurses, viewers can drive up and receive their flu shot conveniently.
Diana has also been honored for her community work and reporting by the Northern California Psychological Association, the CA Mental Health Association and the Child Abuse Prevention Council.An Emmy nominated reporter for several years, Diana took home a statute for a special series she produced for KOVR in 2001.American Women In Radio and Television honored her for Oustanding Achievement as a health reporter.The California Association of Health Facilities also named Diana "California Medical Reporter of the Year" in 2002.
Diana can be seen weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 PM Daily Check Up, a healthcast of medical breakthroughs as well as news-you-can-use.She tackles important issues about health care and makes sense of complicated medical issues.Currently Diana serves as host of "Healthcheck," a new KOVR-13 Project featuring a variety of topics dedicated to health issues.
Diana came to KOVR-13 from Pennsylvania where she became one of the most respected health reporters in the country.Her work has been seen nationwide on CNBC's "Steals and Deals" and her stories were seen weekly on 200 NBC affiliate stations across the nation.She has received numerous public service and journalism awards throughout her career, including the prestigious National Headliner Award for Investigative Journalism; a first place Associated Press award for Breaking News and Feature Reporting; and an Emmy nomination for her role as host of an award winning medical show in Pennsylvania.
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DAILY CHECK UP: Champion of "Loser's Club" feels like a winner (5/23/00)
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Health reporter Diana Penna joins us now to tell us more.
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Diana Penna, KOVR 13.
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Aside from her busy reporting schedule, Diana also is out and about speaking frequently at a number of community events. She is involved with a number of community organizations. A former longtime board member for the American Heart Association, she also served as emcee of their annual Gala for the past 10 years. The Huntington's Disease Society of America Northern California chapter recently honored her with their Humanitarian Award. Diana has also been honored each year for her dedicated work with the Delta Blood Bank. She also has co-authored an academic research paper that was presented in the fall of 2002 at the National Association of Blood Banks, which addresses the power of television to get people motivated to give the gift of life. Diana has also been a featured speaker at the American Medical Association's Science Writers' Conference. Diana's topic: "Taking Your Health Franchise Out To the Community!" Diana also spearheads our "Drive Thru Beat the Flu Campaign" held at various locations each fall. With the help of the Sutter Visiting Nurses Association, viewers can drive up and receive their flu shot conveniently. Diana has also been honored for her community work and reporting by the Northern California Psychological Association, the CA Mental Health Association and the Child Abuse Prevention Council. An Emmy-nominated reporter for several years, Diana took home a statute for a special series she produced for CBS13 in 2001. American Women In Radio and Television honored her for Outstanding Achievement as a health reporter. The California Association of Health Facilities also named Diana "California Medical Reporter of the Year" in 2002.
Diana tackles important issues about health care and makes sense of complicated medical issues. She started the health franchise in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most popular segments in the region, helping viewers make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their families. Diana's compassionate style of reporting has earned her a reputation as the area's leading medical reporter.
Diana came to CBS13 from Pennsylvania where she became one of the most respected health reporters in the country. Her work has been seen nationwide on CNBC's "Steals and Deals" and her stories were seen weekly on 200 NBC affiliate stations across the nation. She has received numerous public service and journalism awards throughout her career, including the prestigious National Headliner Award for Investigative Journalism; a first place Associated Press award for Breaking News and Feature Reporting; and an Emmy nomination for her role as host of an award-winning medical show in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Villanova University with a double major in English and Communication Arts. She started her career in broadcasting producing for Shadow Traffic in Philadelphia during her last two years in college. She also finished her last semester in college at night to take her first full time position as a researcher for the investigative Unit at WCAU-TV (now NBC 10) in Philadelphia. After that she went in front of the camera to become an anchor/reporter at WUTR-TV in Utica, NY and WBRE-TV in Wilkes Barre and Scranton, PA before moving to Sacramento.
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Diana Penna's Blog
Emmy award winning Diana Penna joined moved to California from Pennsylvania in 1997 to take the job as the only full-time health reporter in the region at CBS 13.She now heads up CBS 13 and CW 31's special station community projects.She can still be seen anchoring Lifeline, a healthcast of news-you-can-use on CBS 13 News at Noon and appears on both CBS 13 Newscasts and Good Day Sacramento with fun community stuff she organizes!
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