Diana Opong is a general assignment reporter and announcer at KUOW. She has reported on stories related to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, and moose at Mount Rainer National Park. When she is not reporting Diana can be found working as a fill-in announcer. In addition to her local work for KUOW, Diana also works as a freelance host for NPR's Life Kit, and spot news reporter for NPR News.
Languages: English, conversational Ashanti Twi
Professional Affiliations: Member of SBJA, PMJA, SPJ, AIR Media
Snoqualmie Tribe enacts 2% land protection tax to help preserve ancestral lands
The Snoqualmie Tribe has instituted a new Land Protection Tax that’s believed to be the first of its kind in North America.
Fire destroys Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge
The Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge, a popular destination in Olympic National Park, caught fire Sunday, May 7. Park officials say the structure appears to be a complete loss.
Saudi Arabia places order with Boeing for up to 121 planes
New Saudi Arabian airline Riyadh Air will launch with an all-Boeing fleet of 787 Dreamliners.
Everett is the latest community to open a Bezos-funded free preschool
A new tuition-free Montessori-inspired preschool is open in downtown Everett, backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Amid ACLU lawsuit, King County officials say Seattle jail will eventually need to be replaced
King County officials concede that its jail in downtown Seattle will need to be replaced eventually because it’s not meeting today’s needs of prisoners.
Consumer Reports finds heavy metals in popular chocolate bars, including 2 products from Seattle
According to Consumer Reports, toxic heavy metals were found in 28 popular dark chocolate bars, including two from Seattle-based Theo Chocolate.
With new chairs, Washington's GOP and Democrats focused on next round of local candidates
Washington state's two major political parties voted on party leaders recently. Here's a look at their priorities for the year.
Air India’s historic Boeing purchase is big news for the PNW
Air India announced a historic purchase of more than 200 Boeing Aircraft, and even President Biden is excited about the news. A look at what this means for the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Catholic Archdiocese plans to consolidate parishes across Western Washington
"The very practical thing that we are doing is forming 'parish families,'" said Archbishop Paul D. Etienne in a video announcing the effort which they are branding "Partners in the Gospel."
Changes to Washington employment laws and wages in 2023
From changes to minimum wages, rideshare drivers, and employment transparency, new rules for Washington's employers went into effect at the start of 2023.