Dianne is a second generation San Franciscan and attended public schools in the City before entering U.C. Berkeley and majoring in journalism. She worked in the newsroom of what was then KPIX-TV (now CBS5) for 15 years before co-founding Bridge Media, Inc., a production, media, and consulting company.
Her most recent documentary is called Stories From Tohoku showcasing the resilience and strength of people who survived the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in eastern Japan in March 2011 and the re-connections to the Japanese American community in the U.S. She has served on a number of non-profits boards including the National Japanese American Historical Society and more recently, President and board member of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California based in San Francisco. She is now in the fundraising and pre-production phase of a documentary profiling former San Jose Mayor and Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.