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Diane Smith


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Diane Smith draws from her diverse experiences in journalism, personal health, and as a TV veteran to inspire her audiences to better their lives in a variety of ways. To promote a healthier living, she also takes from her knowledge as co-author of Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction and My Own, which was written with MSNBC Morning Show co-host Mika Brzezinski. Through Diane’s dynamic keynotes, audiences are ignited with motivation to implement her innovative tools to reinvent the way they live.

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Diane Smith is a TV veteran and New York Times best-selling author who shares her diverse experience in journalism and personal health. Diane is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CT Network, the Connecticut version of C-SPAN, where she works to promote transparency in government and to increase citizen engagement in their democracy.

Diane's newest book, Obsessed: America's Food Addiction and My Own, was written with MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, (Weinstein Books, May 2013). The book examines the American obesity crisis, while exploring the personal food struggles experienced by these two close friends. Diane also has six books published by The Globe Pequot Press based on Diane's long running "Positively Connecticut" TV series.

Diane was an Emmy winning news reporter and anchor on WTNH-TV in New Haven, and co-hosted the Morning Show on WTIC-Newstalk1080. She is a frequent on air contributor to CT Public Television (CPTV), producing and hosting award winning documentaries and other programming.

Diane is the president of Diane Smith Media, which produces documentaries and programs. She serves on the board of the World Affairs Council and is on the advisory council of the non-partisan Women's Campaign School at Yale. Diane was appointed by the CT Secretary of the State to the Civic Health Advisory Board.

Diane has been honored with the Governor's Award for Excellence in Culture and Tourism for her outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the arts and tourism in Connecticut. The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame honored Diane in October 2012 as a woman of "voice and vision". In November 2012 Diane was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle for 25 years of distinguished service to broadcasting and the community.

In addition to keynote presentations, Diane's experience interviewing politicians and business leaders makes her the ideal choice for a panel moderator or on-stage interviewer. As an Emcee, Diane provides continuity and timeliness to awards programs along with a note of inspiration.

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Reinvention Convention
Reinvent Yourself and Stay Relevant in Today's Workforce

Diane's colleagues dubbed her "the poster child for reinvention" because she has successfully transformed her career several times. Change is coming for all of us, the only question is when? Diane shares lessons learned along the way about how to reinvent yourself and tips for staying relevant in today's workforce.

I'm Positive

Diane has been known for her TV series Positively Connecticut, which seeks out the people and places that make the state a great place to live and work. Audiences enjoy the lessons she learned about living a life that makes a difference.

  • Moderated numerous congressional and statehouse debates over the years, broadcast live and on tape.
  • A town meeting broadcast live throughout New England with President Clinton.
  • A series of award winning town meetings on topics like school desegregation and gang violence, broadcast live on location, with over 100 experts in the audience/panel.
  • Moderated a panel on behalf of the Small Business Administration for its Northeast Regional Conference on Women in Business.
  • Interviews: Conducts approximately 6-8 daily on her live radio talk show. She has interviewed literally hundreds of Hollywood stars, authors, and the like, on TV and radio.
  • Speeches: Speaks about 35-50 times a year, including the years she had book tours.
  • Featured speaker at a women's health conference along with Anita Hill.
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    America's Food Addiction and My Own

    Diane shares her inspiring personal journey from obesity to health and discusses the obesity crisis in the US. It's a health crisis. It's an economic crisis. It's even a national security crisis. It's time to start a conversation about how to solve it.

    Summer in Connecticut by Diane Smith

    Summer in Connecticut

    Absolutely Positively Connecticut by Diane Smith

    Absolutely Positively Connecticut

    Obsessed by Diane Smith


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