marla diamond headshot Marla DiamondI began my career at WCBS in the fall of 1997 as the station’s New Jersey Correspondent…and I learned one thing. It’s a big state! I grew up never really leaving the confines of Cherry Hill…until I attended college at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Nearly right out of college in 1992 I was hired as a reporter for WCTC Radio just down the road. After five yers there it was on to the big leagues! And I spent a lot of time in the car…getting to some very interesting assignments from Bergen to Cape May Counties.

I got tired of driving…and took a job in Public Relations for a major New Jersey Hospital, but it really wasn’t for me! I missed radio so much I begged for my job back and they gave it to me! In my years at WCBS I have had the privilege to be a part of some of the city’s biggest breaking news stories… I am often brought to tears by New Yorkers’ random acts of kindness and courage. But I really enjoy the offbeat. The people who give this city it’s pulse and craziness. It is so much fun bringing their stories to you!

I have won numerous awards in my career at WCBS, but none so fulfilling as picking up the Art Athens Award in the summer of 2007 for General Excellence in radio reporting.

Most memorable stories: Spending a week on a UJA Mission to Israel; A New York to New Orleans convoy after Hurricane Katrina; 9/11; covering and running in four New York City Marathons
Why I’m a journalist: I always want to be the first to know!
Hometown: York, PA
Favorite vacation: Two weeks on my honeymoon in Italy
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite movies: ‘Gone with the Wind’; ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939 was a great year in cinema)
Favorite books: ‘The Kite Runner’; ‘The Glass Castle’; ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’
Favorite television show: ‘Sex and the City’
Favorite pastimes: Spending time with my family, running, cooking, knitting