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.

Ways to Connect

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.

Put your dancing shoes on and shake a tail feather! The 12th Annual New Orleans Dance Festival kicks off next week as international dance instructors will be in town celebrating African and Caribbean dance traditions found in New Orleans culture.

The Patchwork Players Perform "Hansel and Gretel" at Tulane's Newcomb Campus.

The French Quarter hosts the "New Orleans Vieux To Do" this weekend.

12-year-old Moldovan prodigy Simion Gronic will perform at Trinity Artist Series.

The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and NORD/NOBA come together for family event.

A unique ensemble of Jazz and Classical musicians are gearing up for a homecoming this weekend. Under the direction of violinist Rachel Jordan, the Music Alive Ensemble, a unique ensemble of Classical and Jazz musicians will perform in New Orleans for the first time in since Hurricane Katrina.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is serving new strokes. With a tennis ball and racquet in hand, she is making her mark these days, on canvas.

Cokie talks about her new book, "Ladies of Liberty".

Beyond "Blue Dogs"

May 8, 2008

The New Orleans Museum of Art caps a retrospective of 40 years of the works of artist George Rodrigue with an all-nighter!

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