Dianne Derby is a Two-time Emmy award-winning journalist with nineteen years of experience covering major news events in southern Colorado and across the country.
Dianne's life and career have been shaped through her coverage of the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest Fires, the Planned Parenthood and Club Q mass shootings, law enforcement funerals, interviewing families of missing or murdered children, and fighting for consumers desperate for a voice with companies that wouldn't listen.
Dianne was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has two Master's degrees, one from Florida State University and one from the University of Miami. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida. She began her career as a general assignment reporter in Savannah, Georgia. She moved to Spartanburg, South Carolina next as an anchor and consumer reporter. Dianne then spent more than eight years at another television station in Colorado Springs.
In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, and making memories with her family. She's always ready for chips and salsa and a shopping spree to find antique costume jewelry.
Dianne's book was released in the Spring of 2022, a memoir about the power of mentoring, titled "Two Hundred Tuesdays: What a Pearl Harbor Survivor Taught Me About Life, Love, and Faith" (NavPress). Her book has been discussed in numerous local and national podcasts, blogs, magazines and print articles and was a finalist for the Christian Book of the Year Award. Dianne has also been featured on the covers of Today's Christian Living magazine, Colorado Springs Style magazine, and Power for Living. In her first year at KOAA-TV in 2021, Dianne and her evening co-anchor, Rob Quirk, received the Colorado Broadcasters Association Award of Excellence "Best Anchor Team" award.
She and her husband have one daughter and one rescue pup from the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.