Diane Mack

Announcer & Producer

"This is NPR's Morning Edition, at 89.9 WWNO. Good Morning, I'm Diane Mack."

Many of you awake to that greeting each morning as Diane brings you the day's news as WWNO's host for NPR's Morning Edition. Diane is a native New Orleanian with a background in television broadcast journalism. She is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications.

Diane has worked in various markets around the state. She started at KATC-TV in Lafayette as reporter and morning news anchor. Diane moved back home to New Orleans in 1982 where she joined the news staff of WDSU-TV as a general assignment reporter. In 1993, Diane joined WWNO's staff, hosting news programs, a classical music show, and the "Friends of Music" concert series. She is also an award-winning producer for the station's cultural arts radio feature Inside the Arts.

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Arts & Culture
11:50 am
Fri December 16, 2011

NOMA Centennial Celebration

The New Orleans Museum of Art celebrates 100 years with a marathon 31-hour anniversary bash. It takes place Friday, December 16 through Saturday, December 17.

Arts & Culture
11:43 am
Fri December 16, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life and Santa Run

The first Running of the Santas will inundate the Warehouse District on Saturday, while across town in Metairie, on Sunday, a live radio play of the holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life transports audiences back in time. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at both events.

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Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Festive Northshore Weekend

We travel to the Northshore for holiday-inspired ideas for your weekend. Conversation with Jennifer Bushnell, Arts Coordinator for the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. More info on Northshore events can be found on the website stpgov.org

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Arts & Culture
11:09 am
Thu December 8, 2011

Treme Gumbo Fest and PRC Holiday Home Tour

Gumbo pots are being stirred in Tremé and they're decking the halls in the Garden District this weekend. We go Inside the Arts for a look at the 4th Annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival and the Preservation Resource Center's 36th Holiday Home Tour.

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Arts & Culture
1:31 pm
Mon May 23, 2011

Ancestors of Congo Square at NOMA

New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Museum of Art continues it's 100th Anniversary celebration with Ancestors of Congo Square: African Art in the New Orleans Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights artistic and cultural ties between the Crescent City and Africa with a look at 100 sculptural works in the museum's permanent collection of African Art on view thru July 17th.

Arts & Culture
10:53 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Swimming Upstream Returns for 5th Katrina Anniversary

Award-winning playwright Eve Ensler directs "Swimming Upstream," marking the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and paying tribute to the women of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. One performance only, Mahalia Jackson Theater, 8 p.m., September 10th.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Big Easy Arts Awards

New Orleans Dance Academy founder Jacqueline Fry receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual Big Easy Entertainment Classical Arts tribute.

Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6:18 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Mahalia Jackson reopens with the LPO

The New Orleans Ballet Association, in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, gears up for a huge evening of music and dance Saturday, celebrating their return home to a sold-out crowd at the newly refurbished Mahalia Jackson Theatre of the Performing Arts.

Recovering Recipes
12:01 am
Thu December 18, 2008

Hurricane Katrina Loses To Taste Buds

Times-Picayune culinary sleuths Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker are helping local foodies rebuild post-Katrina — one recipe at a time. They stopped by the WWNO studios to talk to our Diane Mack about their latest project: Cooking Up a Storm.

Recipes from Cooking Up A Storm, reprinted with permission from editors Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker

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Arts & Culture
5:10 am
Tue December 9, 2008

French Quarter and CBD Host Second Annual DesCours

Internationally acclaimed architects, artists and musicians will transform parts of the French Quarter and the CBD as part of DesCours, a five-day celebration of new and interactive media.

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