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My name is Summer Diab, 25 years old and I am a Multimedia Journalist and an aspiring Meteorologist with the NWA seal. I graduated with a B.A. in  Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in Broadcast-Television in the Spring of 2017. While I attended Columbia College Chicago, I ended up interning for several media companies. I was able to publish a handful of articles on ChicagoTalks, NBC 5 Chicago, Hyde Park Herald and The Chronicle (Columbia's Award-winning student publication). Also, I interned with several Award-Winning Journalists: Marion Brooks, Mary Ann Ahern, and Syliva Perez.

After college, I accepted my first on-air T.V. job as a Meteorologist and Reporter in Bangor, Maine with WABI-TV in October 2017. Then I jumped to Eau Claire, Wisconsin with WEAU-TV as a Weather Anchor and Multimedia Journalist. This is where I improved tremendously on camera and behind the scenes with writing for T.V., print and honing my shooting and editing skills. 

Currently, I am attending Mississippi State University as I obtain the Broadcast Operational Meteorological Certificate. In addition, I create weather graphics for the Chicagoland, surrounding suburbs, and Northwest Indiana areas. I use my knowledge from prior T.V. experiences and share information to the public via my social media platforms. 

Thank you for stopping by. 















Professional Experience 
October 2018-January 2019
Eau Claire, Wisc.

Gray Television WEAU-TV

Weather Anchor/Multimedia Journalist 

  • Recorded weekly 22-25 second radio weather segments 

  • On-air television weather anchor for the 4,5,6,9 and 10 p.m. shows 

  • Live reporting 

  • Analyzed and produced weather data forecasts for the live news and station website 

  • Recorded and posted a 30 second video of the weather for the mobile SkyWarn 13 News app

  • Wrote Closed Captioning for the teleprompter 

  • Shot, edited, wrote voiceover-to-sound (VOSOT’s) stories 

October-December 2017
Bangor, Maine 

Gray Television WABI-TV 

Weather Forecaster

  • Prepared on-air weather forecasts for the 10 and 11 p.m. shows daily

  • Analyzed and interpreted meteorological data collected by satellites and radar 

  • Posted weather updates to social media platforms 

June-August 2017
Chicago, IL

NBC Universal WMAQ-TV

Political Intern

  • Worked with and for two Award-Winning Reporters, Mary Ann Ahern and Marion Brooks

  • Pitched story ideas daily at the 9 a.m. news meeting

  • Covered stories on politics and city issues, etc. 

  • Wrote and edited my own scripts and packages; wrote articles for the web

  • Logged, researched, made phone calls

  • Coached by on-air meteorologist (Kalee Dionne) forecasting the weather on weekends 

January-May 2017
Chicago, IL
October-December 2015
Chicago, IL
July-September 2015
Chicago, IL
May-August 2015
Chicago, IL
February-May 2015
Chicago, IL

Newsbeat Columbia College Chicago

Weather Anchor 

  • On-camera each week for the student-run live program (NewsBeat) as a weather anchor/reporter

  • Responsibilities included researching news stories, shooting and editing VOs, VO/SOTs, and packages

  • Wrote broadcast-style scripts and produced weekly weather segments 

Hyde Park Herald 

Reporter Intern


Contributing Writer 

Sylvia Perez Productions


Windy City Webcast Columbia College Chicago

Weather Anchor 



October 2018-Present 

Bachelor of Science: Geosciences, Broadcast & Operational Meteorology Program 

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO                                                   

Graduated May 2017

Bachelor of Arts: Multimedia Journalism, Concentration in Broadcast-Television 

GPA: 3.4, Presidential Scholarship, Society of Professional Journalists 


AMS Student Member 2016-Present 



A couple of hundred people raised more than a quarter million dollars running a mile in their underwear on a cold Chicago February day for the benefit of neurofibromatosis (NSF) research at Cupid’s Undie Run as we approach Valentine’s Day.

Thousands of Chicagoans protested outside of Trump Tower Monday morning amongst President Trump's arrival.

Day two of the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) continues to fight for better resources in every school where thousands of Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers, staff, plus students, and parents came to support and have their voices heard at City Hall Friday.



Community members take on Drug Take Back Day

One out of four Eau Claire County high school students has easy access to prescription drugs according to the Eau Claire City-County Health Department.

12 people compete in Blood Mary competition in Eau Claire

A popular brunch drink gets its own competition for the first time in Eau Claire.

Eau Claire churches co-host Trunk or Treat events

Candy and all types of Halloween costumes filled two local church parking lots for Trunk or Treat events Sunday afternoon.

CVTC holds first Family Literacy event

Today is National Book Lovers Day, and community members celebrated with a special event.

Volunteers help to stop hunger in Chippewa Valley

Hundreds of community members spent the day of helping in the fight to end hunger in the Chippewa Valley.

Local church hosts Fall Bazaar

A local church Fall Bazaar had family and friends enjoying games and craft items Sunday.

Reptile Expo takes over Eau Claire

Eau Claire’s Reptile Expo had adults and children lined out the door to find their new best friend!

Eau Claire's inaugural Cheese Curd Cook Off

Today hundreds of community members attended the inaugural Cheese Curd Cook Off.

Welcome home celebration for Eau Claire Memorial student

After months of recovering from a swimming accident, an Eau Claire Memorial High School junior got a warm welcome home Sunday.

Annual Veterans Day Program held in Eau Claire

Veterans were honored Sunday morning in Eau Claire as part of the annual Veterans Day Program.

Chippewa Valley Authors read live at Pablo Center

Sunday was the first year Chippewa Valley Local Authors combined emerging and established authors to read live at the Pablo Center.

Dixon's Deck the Halls get into Christmas spirit

In Cadott, The Dixon's Deck the Halls brought about 500 people together to enjoy family-friendly events indoors and out for the third year in a row.

Book fair donates to Marine Corps Toy Drive

A craft show and book fair Sunday in Eau Claire helped spread some holiday cheer.

First Holiday Cookie Walk at the Legacy Community Center

You can throw your diet out the window with the first Holiday Cookie Walk at the Legacy Community Center in Chippewa Falls.

Santa stops in Eau Claire for Lunch

Santa Claus made a pit stop in Eau Claire on Sunday to have a filling lunch before he goes back to the North Pole.

Visit Eau Claire hosts kubb party

Dozens of people spent the day painting a king kubb at the visit Eau Claire experience center.

Community members enjoy lantern making workshop

Another day of a lantern making took place at the Pablo Center to help prepare for the Light Up Eau Claire Lantern Parade.

Rock'N New Year's Eve Family Skate 2018

Another family-friendly event Monday is the annual Rock'N New Year's Eve Family Skate at Hobbs Ice Arena in Eau Claire.

Community members make traditional wooden snowshoes

These past few days of mild weather has put a damper on snow lovers including snowshoe makers. Sunday, January 6, wrapped up the 30th year of snowshoe making at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek.

La Crosse man wins Chippewa Valley Match Games

The final day of the Chippewa Valley Match Games came to an end Sunday afternoon, with one lucky winner.

Eau Claire church hosts Chili Cook-off & Mac and Cheese Challenge

A local church's annual Chili Cook-off and Mac and Cheese Challenge had another successful event Sunday, according to organizers.

New Boat & RV Expo in Eau Claire see thousands of attendees

A new event in the Chippewa Valley wrapped up its third and final day this Sunday.

"To many of us, pets are family — only furrier, slimier and sometimes cuddlier than our human relatives," researchers said. 

"Our eyes connected, and I knew this cat was for us. I fell in love with this little guy immediately."

Going out doesn't have to mean your dog gets left behind. Check out these dog-friendly restaurants and bars throughout Chicago.

On Oct. 1, a new business opened up in Hyde Park called Hyde Bark Dog Walking. The service uses an app called Pet Check Technology™ to enhance efficiency and clients’ peace of mind.

The Hyde Park Photo Study Group has been selected as December’s Artist of the Month at The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St. Hyde Park Photo Study Group is made up of 11 retired professional photographers: Clara Carson, Paul Carson, Charles Fischer, Mark Gelula, William Hammett, Robin Heiss, Jerlyn Maloy, Kenneth Mitchell, Michael Schwartz, Tina Weil, and Raymond Wilkerson.

Hyde Park resident Latoya Nicole Benson recently self-published her inspirational book “Ordinary Women with Extraordinary Purpose: 21 Ways to Walk Boldly Into the Life You Were Created to Live.” She spoke to the Herald about her own experience of taking extraordinary steps to create the life she envisioned for herself as a Chicago-based author.

Teachers at Murray Elementary School questioned the interview process for principal evaluation, Nov. 21, during the school’s annual state of the school address and local school council (LSC) meeting.

Reavis Elementary School will join schools in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Nov. 23, for Communication Action Day. Parents, students, teachers and community members will participate in this day of action from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at DuSable High School Campus, 4934 S. Wabash Ave., to express their concerns for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) budget deficit.

A hungry crowd waits for slices of pie during the Southside Pie Challenge at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., Saturday, Nov. 7.

The Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday presented Science Works, a STEM career fair. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and medicine.

St. Thomas the Apostle School held a wines and steins harvest festival to raise money for the school on Saturday night in Hyde Park.

Summer vacation is the best since you have a break from college or school! No more homework, midterms or finals to worry about, but maybe, to have the best summer vacation ever!

Having a vision board is very beneficial to me because every time I wake up, it’s staring right at me. Vision boards can help motivate you to accomplish your dreams and goals in life. Plus, you got to love the concept of how a vision board works!

“You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage. Just literally 20 seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."- Benjamin Mee from "We Bought a Zoo." This is one of my favorite quotes from this movie. It makes me smile as Benjamin says this to his children at the end of the movie.

It has always been a dream of mine to live in downtown Chicago when I was a little girl. And it’s always been a dream of mine to go to college here, and well will ya look at that? Those dreams came true!

Who doesn’t love flowers? I for one love flowers because just having them in my house makes me happy. But why do they make me and people happy, in general?

What is a "To Go Bag," you might ask? Well, it is a backpack or bag that you bring everywhere with you. It can be your backpack in the daytime for school, but a "To Go Bag," at night.

I love music. I think everybody does, but the main point of this article is to show several different songs that can make you very happy in seconds! This is the number one reason why I love music. It can boost your energy as well as lift up your attitude.

I don't know about you, but I love quotes! Quotes can make my day better and happier. Here are just some pictures of lovely places and people, as well as the obvious words dance on top of the pictures.

Lately, I've been feeling like no one wears sunscreen. I may be wrong, but I barely see people putting sunscreen on at the beach. But in my case, I apply it on my arms, shoulders, neck, and hands as I walk down the sidewalk. I have been doing this since I have sun spots on my hands and shoulders—and sunspots at a young age is outrageous!

From personal experience, I knew I had to make a change—to have a different, positive outlook on life. Doing this, however, took a year for me to adjust. It wasn’t easy at first, but it was definitely worth the wait and struggle to change my perception of life.

Supporters of marijuana legalization gathered and marched through downtown Chicago on May 2, carrying signs that read, “Free the Weed.”

Despite the rain, wind and cold, 2,500 people turned out to Soldier Field last week to participate in the American Cancer Society’s 44th Walk & Roll Chicago, which this year raised nearly half a million dollars for cancer research.

Yoga Loft in River North has made a business out of not only transforming people’s bodies but also their minds. The studio, located at 15 W. Hubbard St. opened three years ago, the creation of Tim Ceurvorst and Jill Jerome. Ceurvorst and Jerome had a goal of not only practicing an art about which they are passionate but also bringing a benefit to the neighborhood.