Gutiérrez joins WISN-TV’s anchor desk

Diana Gutiérrez is coming to Milwaukee in early January to join ‘WISN 12 News This Morning’ and ‘WISN 12 News at 11:00 a.m.,’ in early January.

Gutiérrez joins Adrienne Pedersen and Eden Checkol weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and will also serve as co-anchor on ‘WISN 12 News at 11:00 a.m.’ with Eden Checkol on weekdays.

Gutiérrez was a news reporter for WCIU-TV’s weekday morning show ‘The Jam’ in Chicago. She has also worked as a general assignment reporter and weekend morning anchor for WBND-TV in South Bend, Indiana. She has covered stories ranging from breaking news, immigration reform, severe weather, to community events.

Born to immigrant parents, Gutiérrez is a Mexican-American Chicago native who is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish. She developed a passion for journalism after studying abroad in Madrid, Spain and discovering the importance of rich cultures, close communities, and personal stories – all components that help inform her approach to important local coverage.

Gutiérrez is the vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Chicago chapter, an organization dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. She also serves as a board member of the Daisie Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps inner city families.

“Diana is a great journalist who has not only worked in Chicago, but all around the Midwest,” said Matt Sinn, news director of WISN 12. “She’s a tremendous storyteller who’s known for making sure voices in different communities are heard. We have had our eye on Diana for some time, and I’m excited we are finally able to make her part of our team.”

“Words cannot express how excited I am to join WISN 12. From the first time I met the team, I knew they were something special and shared the same love I have for storytelling,” said Gutiérrez. “I don’t take any story for granted because that’s a piece of someone’s experience that we get to share. As journalists we have to dig deep and stay curious, and I am ecstatic to do that in Milwaukee.”