Dina Eastwood

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Dina Eastwood
Eastwood at the 2007 Academy Awards
Born (1965-07-11) July 11, 1965 (age 58)
Alma materOhlone College
Arizona State
San Francisco State University
(m. 1996; div. 2014)
(m. 2016)

Dina Marie Fisher (born July 11, 1965[1]), known professionally as Dina Eastwood,[2] is an American reporter, news anchor, and actress. She is the former wife of actor and film director Clint Eastwood.[3]

She co-hosted the hidden camera television series Candid Camera (2001–2004) and starred in E!'s reality television series Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012), that chronicled her life.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Dina Marie Ruiz was born in Castro Valley, California, the daughter of Michael Ruiz, a Math Teacher at Mission San Jose High School and Wrestling Coach, who had been adopted by a Spanish/Puerto Rican couple as an infant in the Kalihi neighborhood of Honolulu. Michael Ruiz's biological mother, Lilian, was Hawaiian and Japanese and his biological father, Marcus Grant, was African American and Native Hawaiian. Her mother was Mary Lou Ruiz[5] and is of German,[6] Irish and English descent.[5] Michael and Mary were 19 and 21 years old when they had Dina.[7] Dina grew up in Fremont, California, with her father teaching school in Fresno.[6]

After graduating from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, she attended several colleges beginning with Ohlone College, a community college in her hometown, in 1983.[8][9] While a student at Ohlone, she anchored Newsline for Ohlone College Television. She briefly attended Arizona State University in Tempe,[7] and in 1988, graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Communications.[7][9] In 2017, she earned a master's degree in creative writing from San Jose State University.[3]


In 1990, she was hired as a reporter for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona, and eventually became news anchor.[10] In January 1991, she was hired as a news anchor at KSBW in the Monterey-Salinas, California market. She held that position until November 1997.[11] She has since made guest appearances on Action News and at KSBW's Share Your Holiday events. In 1998, she was host of the television show A Quest for Excellence, produced by the California Teachers Association and featuring students, teachers, and administrators and their daily challenges, as well as celebrity interviews.[5] She co-hosted the hidden camera television show Candid Camera with Peter Funt from 2001 to 2004.[12][13]

Beginning February 8, 2011, announced as Dina Ruiz-Eastwood,[14] and billed on-air as Dina Eastwood,[15] she "guest-anchored for KSBW"[16] the 5 p.m. newscast with weeknight anchor Dan Green.[14] She returned to anchor the 5 pm newscast for two weeks starting November 11, 2013.[17][18]

Ruiz Eastwood was featured in the San Francisco State University's 2009 "Alumni Hot Shots" list.[12]

She discovered the South African a cappella band Overtone during the filming of her husband's movie Invictus. The band then recorded songs that were used in the Malpaso Productions soundtrack.[19]

Eastwood made brief appearances as a reporter in two of her husband's films, True Crime (1999) and Blood Work (2002). In 2012, she played the role of Vanessa Reeve in The Forger alongside her stepson, Scott Eastwood.

Eastwood joined The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts Board of Trustees and is a past chair.[20] She has been a regular contributor for Carmel magazine since 2010, and a non-fiction editor to literary journal Reed Magazine.[3] She has also worked as a yoga instructor.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She met actor and director Clint Eastwood in 1992, when she interviewed him for KSBW-TV.[21] As Clint Eastwood recalled in 2007,

[S]he was doing an interview with me…[and] we got along really well and I guess we flirted a little bit because she took the film back to KSBW and one of her associates said, 'You're going to marry him.' Then we were attending a function out at Spanish Bay and [one of the hosts] said, 'Do you mind sitting with Dina Ruiz?' I said, 'No! Not at all!' We ended up holding hands and doing all that kind of nonsense and then we started dating and we're still dating. ... She's a very forthright kind of person. It's one of those things you can't put your finger on because it's pheromones or something.[7]

They married on March 31, 1996.[22] The couple has one daughter, Morgan Eastwood (born December 12, 1996).[23]

In April 2013, Dina Eastwood entered rehab in Arizona, with People magazine writing that "the reported cause was stress".[24]

In August 2013, she stated that she and Clint Eastwood had been living separately for an undisclosed length of time.[2] Dina Eastwood filed for divorce on October 22, 2013.[25]

In July 2016, Dina Eastwood married basketball coach Scott Fisher.[26]


As herself
Year Title Role Notes
1991–97; 2011;


KSBW Action News 8 News anchor
2001–04 Candid Camera Co-host
2012 Mrs. Eastwood & Company Television personality Main role; 10 episodes

Also as executive producer

As actress
Year Title Role Notes
1999 True Crime Wilma Francis Film
2002 Blood Work Reporter #1
2012 The Forger Vanessa Reese


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  8. ^ "Ohlone Advances Class of 2007". Fremont Bulletin via Ohlone College. May 31, 2007. Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2013. A graduate of Mission San Jose High School, she attended several colleges, beginning with Ohlone in 1983.
  9. ^ a b "Ms. Dina Eastwood Honored Alumni at Ohlone Graduation" (Press release). Ohlone Office of College Relations via Tri-City Voice. May 29, 2007. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  10. ^ Wilbur, Brett (Spring–Summer 2012). "Leave It to Dina: 'Mrs. Eastwood & Co.' Debuts on E!". Carmel Magazine. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
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  12. ^ a b "Broadcasting and Journalism — Alumni Hot Shots". San Francisco State University. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2010. Dina Ruiz Eastwood: News anchor/TV host/stay-at-home mom
  13. ^ "Eastwood's wife has 'Candid' roles for him". Deseret News. October 16, 2001. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Dina Ruiz-Eastwood Returns To KSBW". KSBW-TV. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  15. ^ Dina Eastwood anchors KSBW evening newscast. KSBW-TV. November 12, 2012. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  16. ^ "Dina Eastwood files for divorce from Clint Eastwood". KSBW-TV. November 12, 2012. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
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  18. ^ "Dina Eastwood Returns to News Anchoring After Clint Eastwood Split". E! Online. November 12, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  19. ^ Miller, Paul (November 20, 2009). "'They have it all' — including some amazing luck — From South Africa to Mission Ranch, courtesy of 'Invictus'". The Carmel Pine Cone. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  20. ^ "Dina Eastwood". The California Museum. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  21. ^ "Clint Eastwood's Wife Dina Eastwood Back Anchoring the News!". tmz.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  22. ^ Susan Marg (2004). Las Vegas Weddings: A Brief History, Celebrity Gossip, Everything Elvis, and the Complete Chapel Guide. Harper & Brothers. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-06-072619-5.
  23. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (January 13, 1997). "Passages". People. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  24. ^ Jones, Oliver (September 9, 2013). "Clint Eastwood & Dina Eastwood's Marriage Drama". people.com. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  25. ^ "Clint Eastwood's Wife Files For Divorce". TMZ.com. October 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  26. ^ Minutaglio, Rose (July 4, 2016). "Clint Eastwood's Ex-Wife Dina Marries Fiancé Scott Fisher in California". People.

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