Lifetime Director of Fun (non-voting)
Diane Ketcham’s 25 years in media and government earned her numerous awards and accolades. She now writes mysteries. Her New York Times columns — “About Long Island” and “The Long Island Journal” — were judged the best in the nation by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the best in the New York region by The Society of Professional Journalists.
Besides receiving other awards for feature and deadline reporting, she was four times honored by the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting as its print journalist of the year. She also appeared weekly as a commentator on WLIW-TV, New York’s public television station that reaches two million households.
Before her work with the Times, Diane’s newspaper articles were syndicated in more than 20 major newspapers including: The Washington Post; Chicago Tribune; Philadelphia Inquirer; Dallas Morning News and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also written for New York and other magazines.
Besides appearing on television, her broadcast career included serving as executive producer of election night coverage for WLIW-TV, and producing business and current affairs programs. She holds a Masters in Communication Arts and taught television production at New York Institute of Technology.
Diane lives with her husband, Terry Ketcham, in Naples, Fla., where she is a literacy volunteer. She is the author of two published mystery novels, The Vanishing A-list and Naples: Paradise Can Be Deadly.