Diana Morgan

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Diana Morgan (born September 21, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an actress and former television news anchor for WAVY-TV Hampton Roads, Virginia. She was the first African-American to anchor a Hampton Roads newscast. She has since been cast in numerous television shows and movies as a newscaster or television news anchor, most notably in the James Cameron film, Titanic. Morgan began her career on television stints in Evansville, Indiana, Nashville, Tennessee and Champaign, Illinois before her arrival at Portsmouth, Virginia's WAVY-TV in January, 1981. She has anchored the primetime evening newscasts on Channel 10 with newscaster Terry Zahn for 5 1/2 years and the duo was the most-watched 11 p.m. newscast team, according to the Arbitron ratings. Morgan was first teamed with anchor Bob Grip. Prior to a September 29, 1988 newscast, Morgan walked out of the station following a dispute about a edit on a report she had filed. Morgan left WAVY in December 1989 and for WCIX in Miami, where she served as weekend news anchor, later becoming the weekday evening anchor. She left WCIX in 1994. After taking theatre and acting lessons, Morgan did local theatre for a time in Chicago.

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