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Diane Orson

Deputy News Director / Southern CT Bureau Chief

Diane Orson is CT Public Radio's Deputy News Director and Southern Connecticut Bureau Chief. For years, hers was the first voice many Connecticut residents heard each day as the local host of Morning Edition.  She is a longtime reporter and contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories have been heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now.

Her story on an 83-year old atomic veteran placed first in the Public Media Journalists Association 2021 national arts awards. She is also the co-recipient of a Peabody Award.

Her work has been recognized by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, including the Ellen Abrams Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the Walt Dibble Award for Overall Excellence.

Diane is also an active professional musician.  She and her husband are the parents of two very cool adult children.