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Diane Dimond is a television journalist, reporter and host from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is best known for her coverage of Michael Jackson. She has worked as a correspondent for Hard Copy, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and Court TV.
Dimond began her career at KOB Radio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1976, she moved to Washington D.C where she anchored newscasts for NPR's All Things Considered. From 1980 to 1986, Dimond was a congressional and political correspondent for the RKO Radio Networks. In 1986, she moved to New York where she was a reporter for WCBS-TV.
While working for the tabloid news show Hard Copy in September 1993, Dimond wrote about accusations of an inappropriate relationship between Michael Jackson and a young boy. She covered the Jackson story for more than a decade, including the second accuser's allegations in 2003 and Jackson's criminal trial in 2005. (He was acquitted of all charges.)
Dimond has worked for various NBC outlets, including CNBC, MSNBC, "The Today Show" and "Dateline." She also worked at Court TV and, after the September 11, 2001, attacks anchored news hours on the Fox News Network.
Dimond writes a weekly crime-and-justice column that is syndicated by Creators Syndicate. She is a regular contributing correspondent for CBS's "Entertainment Tonight," the Daily Beast, and Women in Crime Ink.
Dimond's 2005 book about her lengthy Jackson investigation Be Careful Who You Love: Inside the Michael Jackson Case, chronicling her 12 years covering Michael Jackson.
In 2010, she wrote the book Cirque Du Salahi: Be Careful Who You Trust, the story behind Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the so-called White House gate-crashers.
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- ^ Contributor, Women in Crime Ink blog
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- ^ Associated, The (2010-09-15). "Michaele Salahi, White House party crasher, reveals multiple sclerosis in book, 'Cirque Du Salahi'". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
- ^ "Salahi book trailer kind of scary - KARIN TANABE | POLITICO CLICK". Politico.com. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2013-04-04.
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