Diana Oates

Diana Oates


In addition to working with Bleacher Report, Diana Oates is a reporter at FOX 34 News in Lubbock, TX. Oates joined the FOX 34 News Team in June 2011. This Carolina girl is now proud to call Texas home though she says North Carolina will always have a special place in her heart.

Oates' dream, from the time she was able to understand the concept of college, was to be a Tar Heel at the University of North Carolina. Her dream came true when she moved to Chapel Hill in 2007 to begin her freshman year. Majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in Creative Writing, her years at UNC included interning for Curtis Media Group, ESPN Triangle radio, ABC11-WTVD, The Durham Bulls and the Raleigh Telegram. During her time interning with Curtis Media Group, Diana covered many memorable sporting events such as the N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament, traveling to the N.I.T. in New York City with the UNC Tar Heels and even covering the Duke Blue Devils on their run to the 2010 National Championship.

In 2011, Oates was the University of North Carolina’s recipient of the Furman Bisher Award for excellence in Sports Journalism. Her favorite athletes of all time are Michael Jordan, Phil Mickelson and her great-grandfather, Doug Lee, who was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994.

When Oates isn’t working, she enjoys going out to eat, walking her dog, attending sporting events with her husband and traveling.

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  • Oliver Thomas posted 1983 days ago

    Oliver Thomas

    Diana, thank you for the kind words on my article edit. I know my articles are pretty thorough, which can definitely be a disadvantage if people get overwhelmed reading them. But I appreciate the feedback and will take it all into account next time I sit down to write.

  • Simon Edmonds posted 1983 days ago

    Simon Edmonds

    Hey Diana! REALLY appreciate that edit! I realise it was a particularly long article (the longest I've written by a mile!) and as such am extremely thankful that you took the time to go through it. Feel free to edit my (far shorter) articles any time! Thanks again!

  • Michael Chung posted 1984 days ago

    Michael Chung

    Thanks Diana, very thorough. I will work on some of your suggestions.