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Diana Penna

Health Reporter and Director, Special Station Projects


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West Sacramento, California 95605

United States

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Director of Special Station Community Projects



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American Heart Association Inc


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Villanova University

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CW 31's Courtney Dempsey and CBS 13 Health Reporter Diana Penna reported live on Good Day Sacramento from Carmichael Honda as the first 31 people to receive flu shots were given their choice of Kings tickets or Disney on Ice tickets.

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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 an active board member of the American Heart Association and every year CBS 13 has won national awards for her involvement with AHA's Annual Gala.Diana serves as Mistress of Ceremony for the gala and CBS 13 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.CBS 13 is also the only station in the area to air a unique feature called "Blood Watch," a weekly update of blood types needed in the region Diana started.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 CBS 13's "Drive Thru Beat the Flu Campaign" held in the CBS 13 parking lot 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 CBS 13 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 can be seen weeknights at 5, 6 and 10 PM Daily Check Up, a health cast 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 "Health check," a new CBS 13 Project featuring a variety of topics dedicated to health issues.
Diana came to CBS 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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