Spectrum News is committed to covering your lawmakers as they make decisions that impact your life.
As part of that commitment, Spectrum News has a team of experienced reporters based in Washington who deliver in-depth, hyperlocal coverage of political news for Spectrum News channels in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Reena Diamante is a Columbia University graduate and Spectrum News pioneer. From kicking off her career at NY1 to reporting full-time at Spectrum News Austin, Reena is known for her immersive and cutting-edge reporting.
As a photographer and field producer for NY1, Reena covered breaking news across the five boroughs and beyond. Her field highlights include the 2016 presidential nominating conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia, the presidential debate at Hofstra University and Pope Francis’ historic New York City visit to name a few. As a Filipino immigrant, Reena understands the importance of elevating the voices of everyday people and marginalized communities. As a reporter in Central Texas, Reena says that for her, this means diving deeper in the stories about immigrants, women, people living on the streets, or people affected by the rising cost of living.
As you can tell, Reena is not one to shy away from a challenge. In her off time, one of Reena’s favorite things to do is hike the 425 foot high summit on the Enchanted Rock in the Hill Country. When she’s not doing that, she’s usually polishing off her skills at an indoor rock climbing gym.