Evening Anchor | Managing Editor
For more than 35 years, you've counted on Diane Larson to bring you the news that affects your life, your health, your wealth, your kids and your community.
Diane co-anchors 13abc Action News at Five, Six and Eleven along with Lee Conklin. They've had a successful on-air partnership for more than 20 years.
Diane is an award-winning journalist who's been honored with Emmy awards, Associated Press awards and Edward R. Murrow awards for her work on-air and she's helmed newscasts that have earned the stations dozens of awards as well.
She received the Golden Touchstone Award by the Toledo Press Club, was named a YWCA Milestones honoree, one of the 100 Women of Influence by the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and Diane was the first living woman inducted in the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame and only the second woman ever at the time.
Among her more memorable assignments was traveling to China to cover the story of the Panda exhibit at the Toledo Zoo; going to Israel for a history-making visit by the WNIT Champion University of Toledo Rockets, being in Washington for President Bill Clinton's first inauguration; a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama during his run for re-election in 2012 and dinner at the White House with a group of journalists at the invitation of President Donald Trump in 2017.
Diane has moderated a number of political debates which were broadcast live on 13abc and in some cases, live nationwide on C-SPAN. And she had the exciting opportunity to report from the red carpet at the Oscars.
What you see on TV is only part of what Diane has done in the community. She's helped raise tens of millions of dollars for local organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Founding, The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Taste of the Nation Toledo and ZESToledo which are programs that help eliminate childhood hunger in our community. Adopt American Network which works to find homes for children in need and many, many others.
She regularly emcees the YWCA Milestones Award which honors outstanding women in our community, the Marathon Classic Women's Summit and the tournament's charity luncheon and as well as 13abc's Hope for the Holidays campaign which collects toys for kids who may not otherwise get a present during the holidays.