Diane Orson is a reporter and producer for WNPR and a contributor to National Public Radio. Her stories are heard onMorning Edition,All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Here And Now. She began at WBUR in Boston and came to Connecticut in 1988. She was co-producer for Open Air New England and shared a Peabody Award with Faith Middleton for their piece of radio nostalgia about New Haven's Shubert Theatre. Diane's work has been recognized by the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and the Associated Press, including the Ellen Abrams Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism and the Walt Dibble Award for Overall Excellence.
Diane is also an active professional musician. She lives in Hamden with her husband. Her two children are in college.
Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 3:24 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Law school grads have been facing a tough job market, and this has prompted some young entrepreneurial attorneys to try out hybrid businesses.
Diane Orson from member station WNPR reports on one Connecticut attorney who's opened a shop that combines his passion for the law - with his skill as a barber.
DIANE ORSON, BYLINE: Donald Howard says he first got the hybrid-business idea working as a paralegal for a personal injury attorney who doubled as a sports agent. Then he saw the concept again on a reality television show.