Diane Lewis (journalist)
Diane E. Lewis (March 26, 1953 – August 14, 2007) was an American journalist and writer. Lewis worked as a reporter for the Boston Globe for 26 years. She reported extensively on labor and workers' rights during her last 15 years with the Boston Globe.
Lewis obtained a bachelor's degree in English literature from Case Western University in 1975. She worked for several Cleveland area publications following her graduation. She also worked as a publicist for the Cleveland Public Library.
Lewis obtained a fellowship to attend the University of California at Berkeley. Lewis worked for the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts, for three years after leaving UC Berkeley, before being hired by the Boston Globe.
Lewis focused mainly on labor issues during her last 15 years at the newspaper. She reported on the labor movement, workers' rights and immigrant exploitation. Her stories could be critical of both a company's owners and management, as well as the labor unions. She was described by one Boston Globe editor as having an eye for the "underdog". She often reported specifically on poor working conditions of workers, including issues related to immigrants, those earning low incomes, and workers with bad bosses.
Diane Lewis was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. She died on August 14, 2007, at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. Lewis was 54 years old. A memorial service was held in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
- Bryan Marquard, "Diane Lewis, at 54; Globe reporter covered unions, workers rights" (obituary), Boston Globe, August 16, 2007.
- Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.
- Marquard, Bryan (2007-08-16). "Diane Lewis, at 54; Globe reporter covered unions, workers rights". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-09-15.