Diana Zoga's reporting takes her home almost daily. One of NBC 5's Collin County reporters, she covers the community she grew up in. Diana attended Richardson and Plano schools from 2nd grade though her graduation from Plano East Senior High School.
Diana's nearly 15-year journalism career began at the University of Texas-Austin, where she reported for student-led KVR News 9. From there, she worked in Sherman, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, St. Louis, Missouri, and returned to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2015.
Diana is the daughter of Kosovar Albanian immigrants and still speaks Albanian at home. Her heritage continues to influence her work. During the war in Kosovo in the late 1990's, most of her family had to escape to refugee camps to survive. News coverage became critical, as she often scoured news stories looking for any sign of her relatives. The most difficult experience in Diana's life later provided the inspiration for her career in journalism.
"Journalism, for me, always felt more like a calling than a job. Telling someone's story is a great privilege. It's also as great responsibility," said Diana. "I strike to be accurate and fair every single day."
Diana is married and lives in Dallas, a short drive from her parents' home, so she continues to enjoy her mother's home-cooking a few nights a week.