Diana Perez

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Diana Perez-Rodgers
Born Diana Perez
(1981-01-13) January 13, 1981 (age 36)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Hofstra University (B.S., Broadcast Journalism, 2003)
Occupation Television anchor
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Ducis Rodgers (2007-present)

Diana Perez-Rodgers (born January 13, 1981)[1] is an American television reporter formerly employed by ABC News as anchor of World News Now and America This Morning.[2][3]

Education and career[edit]

Perez graduated from Hofstra University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.[4] She interned at LI News Tonight at NYIT in 2005.[5][4] Perez was also a desk assistant and assignment editor for WCBS-2 before appearing on camera.[4] From January 2006 to June 2008, Perez was a morning anchor and reporter at News 12 The Bronx.[4] In June 2008, she joined NBC Connecticut as a fill-in anchor and New Haven Bureau reporter.[4] She held that position until March 4, 2011, when she moved to WBZ in Boston as an anchor and reporter.[6][7] Perez left WBZ in March 2012.[8]

In May 2012, Perez joined ABC News as a correspondent for NewsOne.[7] She was also an occasionally fill-in co-host for ABC's World News Now and America This Morning beginning May 14, 2012.[9] Perez became permanent co-host of World News Now and America This Morning, alongside Rob Nelson, on February 4, 2013, replacing Paula Faris. On May 30, 2014, she retired from anchoring both programs in order to "spend more time with [her] family".

Personal life[edit]

Perez was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Queens, New York.[10] She married Ducis Rodgers on July 28, 2007.[2] Their son, Devin Beau, was born on September 24, 2012, weighing 7lbs., 13oz.[11] In January 2014, their second son, Dylan, was born.