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Diane Phillips

Originally from Lenawee County, Diane is AMS certified and was inspired to become a meteorologist by wanting to know the answer to when the next snow day was coming!
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Hi there! I joined WTOL 11 in June of 2021 as a meteorologist on WTOL 11 Your Day and WTOL 11 at Noon.

I am originally from Lenawee County, and I grew up watching Toledo news. However, watching local meteorologists was not how I found my interest in weather. In middle school, during our weather segment, we would forecast snow days. I loved snow days in school, and I wanted to know when there was a chance for a day off. That sparked my interest in meteorology. 

In 2018, I graduated from Central Michigan University with my bachelor's degree in meteorology and a minor in mathematics. While at CMU, I did weather for the campus TV station, News Central 34. Before graduating, I completed an internship with WLNS-TV6 in Lansing.

I worked at WLNS-TV 6 News for three years as the weekend meteorologist. I also led a segment called, "Weather Wednesday" where I would dive deep into weather-related topics. While there, I won numerous Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press awards. Recently, I was nominated for an Emmy award for coverage of a severe storm.

In 2021, I was awarded my seal from the American Meteorological Society, making me a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and traveling. Being from Michigan, I love playing euchre and pinochle. A few of my hobbies besides weather are knitting, baking, and gardening.

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