2022 Purple Diamond Award Winner
Danielle Radin is an award-winning digital journalist for CBS Los Angeles, three-time author, producer, and content creator. Danielle has pioneered the field of digital journalism by making news stories accessible to new generations of viewers online and on television.
As the first and only digital correspondent for NBC San Diego, she spearheaded initiatives to bring community issues to social media and streaming platforms never before used in the market. She also networked as a reporter, finding people to interview for stories that she filmed, edited, wrote, and presented herself, focusing on empowering women and giving them voices. She also worked as a mentor and lecturer to journalism students at San Diego State University and volunteered at charity events supporting veterans, children, and shelter animals.
From there, she went to Fox 5 San Diego as a morning television personality and digital anchor. Danielle helped to start and host the station's live online broadcast through Facebook, the only type of news show of its kind in the market. The interactive news show allowed viewers to ask Danielle questions about stories in real-time, boosting online engagement and interest in current events.
During the pandemic, Danielle consulted with a start-up national television network to set up West Coast operations as bureau chief in Los Angeles, interviewing women and small business owners about their struggles during quarantine.
Her coverage of the Gabby Petito case garnered international attention and was shown on ABC's 20/20 as well as a feature documentary produced by NBC's Peacock and Channel 5 in the UK. Her videos reached millions of viewers as she discovered unique clues in the case through her social media observations and expertise. She has also brought awareness to other cases involving missing women in Southern California.
Danielle now works for CBS Los Angeles, producing local stories into segments with national appeal. She is passionate about storytelling that is not only informative but transitions from on-air to online, reaching a larger viewing audience. She currently serves as an ambassador and certified domestic violence counselor through Laura's House, an Orange County nonprofit helping women and teens find transitional housing and emergency resources.
Danielle is the author of three books: a guide on writing rhetorical essays, a networking plan for finding a job in the modern world, and a book on cybercrimes she has reported on. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the beach, playing piano, hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.