Daniella Diaz is a reporter for CNN Politics, focusing on reporting Washington politics as it happens.
Before she became a reporter, Diaz was a digital producer at CNN, where she supported day-to-day production of the CNN Politics website's video and editorial content.
While at CNN, stories she's pitched have taken her to Tijuana, Mexico, to report on deported veterans, as well as Havana, Cuba, to report about the mending relations between the two countries. She's also been named The Hill's "Latina Leaders to Watch" in 2017 and in 2015, the Huffington Post included her in a list called "40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics." She also received an honorable mention in the Huffington Post's "Most-Influential Women in 2016 Election Media" in 2016. Prior to joining CNN, she was a web producer at POLITICO where she helped cover breaking news, and also served in NBC News' investigative unit.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Diaz reported for South Texas' largest and leading newspaper, The Monitor, and San Antonio's largest daily newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News. A proud Texan, Diaz hails from the Rio Grande Valley and graduated magna cum laude from The University of Texas — Pan American. She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.
Latina Leaders to Watch in 2017
2015's 40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics
University of Texas System spotlight:
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