Diane Mack

Producer & Morning Edition Host

"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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The New Orleans Opera opens it's 66th season tonight with Puccini's first successful opera, "Manon Lescaut", a tragic love story set in Paris and New Orleans.

One of New Orleans' biggest visual events celebrates its 30th anniversary Saturday, October 4th, with another party in the Arts District.

A new documentary celebrating the University of New Orleans' 50th anniversary premieres on WYES-TV.

A popular New Orleans alternative rock band that connects with preschoolers is the newest addition to the Disney Channel line-up. The live-action series, "Imagination Movers", on Playhouse Disney, keeps youngsters moving while creatively sharpening their problem-solving skills.

Two of the Imagination Movers stopped by the WWNO studio to talk about the band's new show.

The triumph of the human spirit looms large in "Walking On Dead Fish," a post-Katrina documentary by filmmaker Franklin Martin.

Its premiere comes at the height of a very active hurricane season and is told through the eyes of a small town football team that turned adversity into victory, uplifting an entire community.

Tom Piazza's new novel "City of Refuge" is about to be released just before the upcoming third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Henriette DeLille, the founder of the order of the Sisters of the Holy Family, may become the first African-American saint. A new exhibit at the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History pays homage to Sister DeLille's life's work.

What New Orleanians did to beat the heat during mid 19th century summers.

The New Orleans photographer's latest work is a personal testament to the storm's destruction and to the resiliency of those who call New Orleans home.

National talk show host and author Tavis Smiley picks New Orleans to premiere "America I Am", a mobile celebration of African Americans' impact on this country.

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