All The Channels Diane McInerney Has Worked With and Other Facts About Her Personal Life

Diane McInerney is many things – a wife, a mother, and a television host, and while they are all great identities, it is the latter that has made her a public personality, having worked for the flagship CBS newsmagazine, Inside Edition. The talented television host has been in the industry for several years and has shown so much excellence and dedication to her craft, earning a couple of award recognition for her talent.

Modern Journalism has risen beyond simply delivering the news to listeners. It has evolved towards exploring the human interest angle and engaging the attention of an audience that now has so many competing forms of distraction, and the ability to effortlessly achieve this is a skill that has set Diane apart from several of her peers.

Diane McInerney’s Early Years In New York And Ireland

Our talented television host was born on the 2nd of September 1971 somewhere in New York. If Diane McInerney has siblings, that is a piece of information that is yet to make its way to the public domain but what we know is that she comes from a large extended family, where father and mother have 13 and 15 siblings respectively, meaning that the TV personality has 28 uncles and aunties combined.

Diane grew up in Richmond Hills, New York, and attended a private catholic high school. For her summers, she sojourned to her grandparent’s farm in Ireland where she helped out by milking cows, feeding chickens, and cleaning after pigs. Following the completion of her high school diploma, Diane enrolled at St. John University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. She subsequently dabbled into the public relations world and spent two good years working in that sector.

The next logical question on everybody’s mind would be what motivated Diane to switch from PR to journalism. Well, as the story goes, Diane McInerney never grew up wanting to be an anchor. She, however, loved telling stories and whilst working in PR, met some journalists from LI News Tonight – a cable program run out of the New York Institute of Technology Campus. She was enthralled by their experiences and boldly decided to enroll for journalism training. Diane, therefore, quit her job and moved back in with her parents. She also took several part-time roles to make ends meet.

Diane McInerney
Diane McInerney dissecting the royal wedding on the Wendy Williams Show: Image Source

Weaving Her Way Through Local Affiliates to Becoming A CBS Star

While studying at the New York Institute of Technology, Diane McInerney honed her skills in various positions including anchor, video editor, and camerawoman. She also worked on accumulating a portfolio of clips and sent this out to various networks. She later scored a breakthrough after, WFXL-TV, a local Fox affiliate in Albany, Georgia offered her a position as a reporter. Diane gladly took up the offer and spent quite some time in Albany during which she covered several news events, including the devastating floods that occurred in 1998.

After WFXL-TV, Diane McInerney returned home to New York in 1999 and joined a local channel, News 12 Long Island, as a weekend anchor and reporter. She spent two years at the channel during which she covered several breaking stories and innovative features including a thrilling flight with the famed Thunderbirds Air Force team. Diane also worked on the crime beat and her excellence earned her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Crime Series.

Following a successful stint (2+ years) at News 12 Long Island, Diane left to join WNYW-TV, a Fox affiliate based in New York City. She endeared herself to audiences with her excellent reporting and coverage of breaking news and live events. Her savviness equally attracted the attention of CBS who were impressed with her charm and delivery. They, therefore, offered her a chance to work as a reporter for their highly-rated newsmagazine show, Inside Edition, in August 2003.

READ   All The Fun Facts About Whitney Sudler-Smith's Career and Personal Life

McInerney has been on the show since 2003 to date and has helped in making it the No. 1 syndicated news magazine show in the country. She has the responsibility of writing, coordinating, and producing reports on a wide range of subjects for the show, and over the course of time, she has covered several major events including the weddings of Catherine Middleton to Prince William and Meghan Markle to Prince Harry. The New York native has also done exposition pieces like the training routine of the esteemed US Navy SEALs.

Diane McInerney
McInerney and her ex-husband, Edward Palermo: Image Source

How Diane McInerney Acquired Her $2 Million Net Worth

Diane McInerney, as mentioned in the introduction, is one of the better-talented hosts of television news programs today and this has been acknowledged by her peers who have awarded her two regional Emmy nominations for her excellence.

Her status as a great talent has placed her in the upper echelon of television hosts in news programs, which translates to a yearly income of $120,226 in salary, which in turn has helped her accrue an estimated net worth of $2 million throughout her career.

See Also: Is Erin Andrews Married or in Any Relationship? How Much Does She Make as a Sportscaster

Her Romance With Music Legend, Don Felder

Diane McInerney has mostly done a good job of keeping her personal life private but that has now been made difficult by the fact that she is now dating a celebrity. Before we explore that relationship, it should be known that the CBS anchor was previously married to a criminal defense attorney named Edward Palermo. When exactly the couple got married is unknown but we know that the union lasted for over a decade during which they welcomed two lovely daughters namely Ava and Olivia Claire. The couple later called it quits and Diane has now found love in the arms of legendary rock guitarist, Don Felder.

Felder was previously a member of the popular rock band, Eagles, from 1974 to 2001. During his time with the band, they dropped multiple albums and won at least six Grammys. The group was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Asides his work with the Eagles, Felder has also released some solo albums including Airborne (1983), Road To Forever (2012), and American Rock ‘n’ Roll (2019). Diane and Felder first started seeing each other in early 2018. They spent two years together before the rock star popped the question on the 19th of January 2020. The engagement took place during a stroll at a Malibu Beach and Diane gladly said yes.

Diane McInerney
McInerney and her fiancee, Don Felder: Image Source

She was given a custom-made five-carat diamond and proceeded to the Chable Maroma resort in Mexico to celebrate with her boo. A source later told news reporters that Don was completely in love with his fiancée while she was equally overjoyed to be engaged to the love of her life. Diane and Don are yet to announce a wedding date but if they do walk down the aisle, it would also be the second marriage for both of them. Felder was previously married to a lady named Susan Pickersgill; the marriage lasted for three decades (1971 – 2000) and produced his four children – namely Jesse, Rebecca, Cody William, and Leah Jenner (who was previously married to Caitlyn Jenner’s son, Brandon Jenner).

Adeola Seun
Adeola Seun
Seun is a CCNA certified graduate of FUTA. He has been writing on various subjects that include finance, economics, celebrity net worth, lifestyle, biographies and politics for over 7 years, Other than writing, he enjoys movies, video games, and sports

Recommended

18 Richest Black Billionaires and Their Net Worth

In recent times, many black people have been making the list of richest billionaires in the world as they have gathered a net worth...

What is Wale’s Net Worth and Who is The Current Girlfriend or Is He Married?

Wale is an American rapper of Nigerian descent. He first rose to prominence in his hometown of Washington DC in 2006 with the song...

The Untold Truth Of Bo Jackson – His Net Worth, Injury Stats and Family Details

Bo Jackson is a retired American professional baseball and football player. Regarded by many as the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time) in his chosen sport,...

Interesting Details About Cooper Kupp And His Wife Anna Croskrey

A common inspirational quote says, aim the moon so that even if you fall, you will land on the stars. If there is one...

All About Deshaun Watson’s Career and the Mia Khalifa Scandal

Watson has become one of the fast-rising quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL), all thanks to his excellent skills and resilience while in...

The Big Deal About Stan Kroenke’s Net Worth And His Wife Ann Walton of Nearly 50 Years

By the start of 2020, the world had less than 2500 billionaires. Among that group of the world's richest is Stan Kroenke; an American...

Revealing Truths About Jimmy Kimmel’s Net Worth, Wife And Kids

If you don't know Jimmy Kimmel, you are either not of this world - yeah, you are an extraterrestrial being - or one of...

We Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About Aqib Talib

There were only a handful of football players one could count on for a successful performance at the end of every game and Aqib...

The Big Deal About Ndamukong Suh’s Career and Details Of His Partner Katya Leick

The American football player Ndamukong Ngwa Suh, who is better known as just Ndamukong Suh, is one of the playmakers in the defensive position...

What We Know About Anthony Jeselnik’s Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

In an era where comedians have to be careful with what they say, lest they offend some people and get cancelled, Anthony Jeselnik is...

Alex Becker Net Worth and Details of How He Built His Multi Million Dollar Companies

Alex Becker is one fellow who evenly divides opinion wherever he goes. While some have hailed him as a digital marketing guru who gives...

Featured Today

Shimon Prokupecz’ Career Until CNN and Fun Facts About His Sexuality

Shimon Prokupecz may be one of CNN’s most promising Justice Reporters today, but he did not start that way. The American journalist, like many...

What Is Wrong With Barron Trump, Is He Really Autistic? Where Is He Now?

Autism is prevalent and can affect people of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups. The disorder, which limits a person's ability to relate and...

Who Is Michelle Moyer? All You Should Know About Dennis Rodman’s Ex-Wife

Does the name Michelle Moyer ring a bell? If it doesn’t, then you’d certainly remember husband Dennis Rodman who is a former NBA player...

Nurdian Cuaca – Bio, Kids & Facts About Jamie Chua’s Ex-Husband

Nurdian Cuaca is an Indonesian businessman who is renowned for his immense wealth and penchant for business. He is reported to have chains of...

18 Richest Black Billionaires and Their Net Worth

In recent times, many black people have been making the list of richest billionaires in the world as they have gathered a net worth...

Related Stories