Diane Moca has been a general assignment reporter for CBS 58 since 1999. But she's been a writer nearly all her life, since a homework assignment in first grade turned into a detailed and lengthy six-page story that her teacher did not believe she wrote herself (but she did!).
Because writing was such a passion while she was growing up, Diane decided to major in journalism at the University of Denver. During her first internship at a TV station in Denver, she was bitten by the broadcast journalism bug. After graduating with a degree in Mass Communications and a degree in Computer Science, Diane's first career job opportunity was at a local weekly newspaper in Denver.
For the next few years she worked as a print journalist for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Daily News, and freelanced for many national magazines, such as Us. But Diane still had a strong desire to use her reporting skills in the broadcast medium, so she pursued work in television and got her first full-time TV job at a station in Rockford, Ill., not far from the Chicago suburbs where she was born and raised.
At WREX-TV, Diane focused on developing her skills as a TV reporter, anchor and producer. But her husband missed his family and friends in California, so she took a job as a reporter at a station in beautiful San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California. She eventually returned to Los Angeles and covered the entertainment industry for a division of CNN called Turner Entertainment Report, where she interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Dustin Hoffman to Will Smith.
Diane left the entertainment world to join a group of disparate reporters pulled together to create a special news show focusing on in-depth storytelling for the launch of an innovative independent station. At WAMI-TV she learned a lot about the ups and downs of a start-up venture but longed to be back in the Midwest. Diane found an opportunity to do that at CBS 58 in Milwaukee, where she has recently been delving into more investigative stories.
When Diane is away from work, she loves watching her kids compete in sports, rocking out to her husband's southern rock band, teaching chess to young kids, leading her daughter's girl scout troop, dabbling in real estate investment, and taking long bike rides through nature.