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Diane Orson

Diane Orson is WNPR's local host for Morning Edition.  She's also a reporter and managing editor for WNPR, as well as a contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories are heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now.  Diane began at WBUR in Boston and came to Connecticut in 1988 as a co-producer for Open Air New England.  She shared a Peabody Award with Faith Middleton for their piece of radio nostalgia about New Haven's Shubert Theatre.  Her reporting has  been recognized by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, including the Ellen Abrams Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the Walt Dibble Award for Overall Excellence.

Diane is also an active professional musician. She lives in Hamden with her husband. Her two children are in college.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Transcript MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: Jericho Scott first made headlines when he was 10 years old. His 40 mile per hour fastball was so good that a Connecticut youth baseball league said it was dangerous. The league banned him. There were a lot of expectations for the promising athlete and strong student. Last month, he was killed in a drive-by shooting in New Haven. He was 16. Diane Orson, of member station WNPR, brings us this...

Transcript DAVID GREENE, HOST: Law school grads have been facing a tough job market, and this has prompted some young entrepreneurial attorneys to try out hybrid businesses. Diane Orson from member station WNPR reports on one Connecticut attorney who's opened a shop that combines his passion for the law - with his skill as a barber. DIANE ORSON, BYLINE: Donald Howard says he first got the hybrid-business idea working as a paralegal for a personal injury attorney who doubled as a sports agent....