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Broadcast Journalist, Former LAUSD Spokesperson Diana Munatones Dies at 66

Longtime LA broadcast journalist and communications specialist Diana Munatones passed away at Arcadia Methodist Hospital over the weekend from unspecified causes.

From the Bell Gardens Sun:

Her broadcast career started in 1973 at KCBS, formerly known as KNXT Channel 2, a CBS owned and operated television station as the host of “Bienvenidos,” and co-host of “It Takes All Kinds.”

In 1977 she joined KNBC TV as a reporter and associate producer and host of the “Today Show.” She was also associate producer for the Emmy Award nominated “Noticiero Estudiantil” on KLCS Channel 58 and staff teacher for Emmy Award winning English version Student News. She was also host/producer for “Summer Faire” on the local PBS station.

By 1977, as Director of Community Broadcast Relations at KNXT and Director of Special Projects for CBS Inc, Munatones was the highest-ranking Latina in television broadcast management.

Munatones also served on Jimmy Carter‘s Foreign Policy Advisory Commission and, later in her career, served as LAUSD’s Director of Communications. She was 66.

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