Diane Eastabrook

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Diane Eastabrook
Occupation Correspondent
Employer Freelance
Location Chicago
Twitter @EastabrookDiane
LinkedIn Profile

Diane Eastabrook is a freelance correspondent at Al Jazeera America. She is also a freelance correspondent to Next Avenue, a website from PBS stations.[1][2]

Previously, she was the Chicago bureau chief and correspondent on PBS's Nightly Business Report. She was laid off from Nightly Business Report when they closed their Chicago Bureau.[3]

In July, 2012, she interviewed John J. Lothian on the futures industry's reaction to the bankruptcy, and subsequent missing customer funds, of the FCM PFGBest. She had been with the program since 1993 and has reported on various topics including the auto industry, manufacturing, agriculture, commodities, housing, and small business.[4] Her features also appear on WTTW's Chicago Tonight.


Eastabrook started out her career in 1982, reporting as a weekend anchor and general assignment for WSAW TV in Wausau, WI. In 1986, she moved to a similar position at Peoria Illinois's WEEK-TV. Eastabrook then moved into the business reporting space when she took a job at WNYT Albany covering consumer scams, product testing and consumer financing up until her start at nightly Business report.


Eastabrook received a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism from Northern Illinois University in 1982.


  1. Diane Eastabrook. Next Avenue.
  2. Diane Eastabrook. Al Jazeera.
  3. ‘Nightly Business Report’ cuts jobs, closes Chicago bureau. Time Out Chicago.
  4. Diane Eastabrook Bio. LinkedIn.