Diane Lee is an Emmy nominated anchor and two-time Emmy Award winning reporter with more than 20 years of broadcast news experience.
Diane is currently the 7NEWS Consumer Anchor. Her exclusive reports focus on scam alerts, discounts and deals, money saving tips and investigations into consumer issues. Diane’s “Here to Help” focus gives her a platform to assist viewers with any issues or questions they have, something that aligns with her desire to uplift others (a value that led her to donate a kidney to a stranger in 2023).
Diane began in the Upstate as a weekday morning anchor before moving into a nightside anchor position for 7NEWS. Prior to that she was a weekday morning anchor for FOX23 News in Albany, N.Y. and an evening anchor at WYOU, the CBS affiliate in Scranton, Pa.
In 2023 Diane won an SCBA Star Award for Investigative Reporting after her story “Before You Sell” helped an Upstate couple save their home. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Anchor among broadcasters throughout the Southeast including the Atlanta market. Prior to that, Diane won a Southeast Regional Emmy Award for a story she did on protecting oneself from identity theft and an Emmy for her investigative story on a debt collection scam.
In her first on-air job, Diane was a full-time video journalist responsible for shooting, writing and editing daily packages for WRNN, a cable news station covering the Hudson Valley counties north of New York City.
In addition to her work in TV news, Diane loves to sing. She performs frequently with the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble and Spartanburg Community Band. Diane produced a Christmas CD for the Children’s Miracle Network, and the project raised $20,000 for the non-profit in 6 weeks. She continues to indulge her love of singing, and is often asked to perform the national anthem to open professional sporting events, most recently the 2019 live broadcast of the SEC Tournament in Greenville.
Diane graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Greenville with her husband, elementary age daughter and middle school age son. She is also an avid jogger and hiker.