Jeffrey L. Diamond is an award-winning journalist with forty years of experience in television news. He began his career in the early 1970’s at ABC News, where he produced hundreds of stories ranging from several minutes in length to a full hour of programming for Special Events, Weekend News, and World News Tonight, before moving to the weekly newsmagazine, 20/20. His body of work includes breaking news specials, newsmaker interviews, entertainment profiles, investigative reports on consumer issues, and dozens of crime stories. During his career, he collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business—anchors Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson, Jane Pauley, and Stone Phillips, and correspondents Tom Jarriel, Lynn Sherr, Brian Ross, and Deborah Roberts.
After taking a break from storytelling in 1991, Mr. Diamond embarked on a decade long journey as an executive producer—managing broadcast, cable, and syndicated programming. He created Dateline NBC in the early 1990s, ran Martha Stewart Living Television in the mid 1990s, and launched Judith Regan Television in the late 1990s. As a show runner, he oversaw multi-million dollar budgets, supervised hundreds of producers, writers, directors, editors, and camera crews, and planned the creative content of programming. Mr. Diamond returned to his roots during the last decade of his career, devoting all of his creative energies to producing stories, once again, for 20/20. He’s been nominated for dozens of journalism awards and has won six national Emmy Awards, two Dupont-Columbia Awards, one Peabody Award, one National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and countless others.
Live to the Network is Mr. Diamond’s third novel in the Ethan Benson thriller series. His first, Live to Air was published in 2015, his second, Live to Tape, in 2017, and he is currently writing his fourth novel, All Cameras Live. A graduate of Lehigh University, he lives in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and is on the Board of Trustees at the Austen Riggs Center and the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative. He is married, has two sons, a daughter-in-law, two grandchildren, and a golden retriever named Bailey.