FOX40 Names Monika Diaz News Director

FOX40 Names Monika Diaz News Director

October 11, 2017 – FOX40, Tribune Broadcasting’s Sacramento Fox affiliate, today announced that it has named Monika Diaz as the station’s News Director, effective immediately.  Diaz has served as the Assistant News Director since December 2016 and is responsible for overseeing all of the newsroom’s daily operations.  Diaz will report to Leigh White, the station’s Vice President/General Manager.

“Monika is a talented and experienced news professional and she has been a great leader for our newsroom since joining the station three years ago,” said White.  “She has a track-record of success and I am confident there is much more ahead.”

Diaz joined FOX40 in March 2014 as a managing editor and was promoted to assistant news director in late 2016.  Prior to joining FOX40, Diaz was a general assignment reporter at WFAA-TV in Dallas, ABC10, and Noticiero 48.

“This is a wonderful opportunity,” said Diaz.  “We have a tremendous newsroom filled with talented journalists, producers, writers and photographers—this is a great team working in one of the most dynamic markets in the country.”

Diaz is the winner of two Lone Star Emmy awards and two Texas AP awards.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications Journalism from Florida State University.


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