Diana Hembree is a multimedia journalist interested in the intersection of science, literature and narrative non-fiction. After two years at Eckerd College in Florida, she took time off to work before taking several years of lab science and graduating from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in literature and a fondness for electron microscopes.
Hembree spent the earlier part of her career working for Time Inc. Health, Hippocrates magazine, and the Center for Investigative Reporting. AT CIR, she served as news editor and worked on investigations of roll-over cars, savings and loan fraud, corporal punishment in the schools, and other issues for outlets including the Washington Post, PBS Frontline, and the Times of London syndicate. She has also worked for the Santa Cruz Phoenix, Blueshift Research and HealthDay News Service, and for more than 10 years she was editor in chief of Consumer Health Interactive, an award-winning health and medical website.
Hembree has served as CEO of LimeHealth, a content syndication company, and is a multimedia advisory board member of ReportingonHealth, a project of The California Endowment and USC-Annenberg. She has edited several well-received books, including The Fight in the Fields, Generation Extra-Large, and Global Dumping Ground: The International Traffic in Hazardous Waste (a CIR/Bill Moyers collaboration).
She has also received a number of national journalism awards, including shared IRE and Peabody awards for documentary reporting and a National Press Foundation fellowship to study in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is now the editor of Bioenergy Connection magazine and EBI’s websites and social media.