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Diane has spent a career covering crime and justice issues, including some of the most interesting headline making cases and trials. She has often been called upon to share her thoughts. Here are some highlights.


As the new year dawned the public learned of yet another celebrity conservatorship case. Cher went to a California court to try to conserve her son, Elijah Blue Allman, 47, alleging that his habitual drug abuse rendered him unable to handle his own affairs. Diane wrote about the case here on her Substack page ….wondering if Cher fully understood what court control of her son might mean for her. Diane discussed the case with News Nation’s Ashleigh Banfield.  Airdate: January 5, 2024

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The revelatory chapter on Britney Spears in We’re Here to Help-When Guardianship Goes Wrong came to the attention of the syndicate TV program EXTRA and Diane was interviewed for this segment which aired on Oct. 25, 2023.

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This is the second segment featuring Diane and her book We’re Here to Help – When Guardianship Goes Wrong on the syndicated TV program EXTRA. It aired on November 4th, 2023. It focuses on Britney Spears case and on the powerful consequences that can happen to anyone conscripted into the system. Airdate: Oct. 28, 2023.

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In August 2023, a California appellate court ruled that a lawsuit filed by Wade Robson and James Safechuck – both childhood “special friends” of Michael Jackson – can go forward. The men allege Jackson sexually abused them years ago. Diane discusses the case on CNN with host Laura Coates.


In early 2023, Diane was a guest on Ashleigh Banfield’s NewsNation program to discuss the Britney Spears conservatorship and the pros and cons of this system.


The murder case of Pamela Smart has long captivated the nation. Diane first interviewed Pame in the mid-90’s and has remained in touch. This is a clip from an Investigation Discovery special on the case, featuring a prison interview with Pame.

 


More than 40 years after the Golden State Killer began to terrorize California police finally got a definitive DNA break in the case. Diane discusses the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo on CBS.


On the 20th anniversary of the infamous OJ Simpson white Ford Bronco chase Diane reminiscences with CNN’s Michael Smerconish about the case and the media.


Diane with CNN’s Anderson Cooper discussing why Senator John Edwards didn’t take the stand during his campaign finance corruption trial.


The Jerry Sandusky child molestation case captivated the nation. Diane covered the case and the trial during her time at Newsweek/TheDailyBeast. Here she discusses investigations into both Penn State University and Sandusky.


Diane, anchoring on Court TV, digs into the Phil Spector murder case before his arrest.


Vintage Dimond

During her time as Fox News anchor, Diane dug into reports about U.S. millionaires offering a bounty on Bin Laden’s head. She wondered if that was even legal?


Diane first broke the Michael Jackson child molestation story in August 1993 on the syndicated TV show Hard Copy. Here’s is just one of her continuing exclusive series of reports on the case.


There was no shortage of Hollywood hustlers when Diane worked for Hard Copy. Here’s one such story.