An event in her parents’ homeland triggered Diana Zoga’s path to her career as a television journalist.
Zoga, a consumer affairs reporter at NBC5 (KXAS), graduated from Plano East High School in 1999 and then graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. At UT, she majored in broadcast journalism. She was born in New York – the family lived in Brooklyn – and then moved to Richardson when she was 6-years-old. She is a first-generation American. Her parents are immigrants from Kosovo.
“My whole family is back there,” she said. “My only family in the U.S. are my mom, dad and sister, and then now my husband and his family.”
Zoga was in high school when the war in Kosovo broke out, and recalls the stressful and intense times trying to find information about her relatives in Kosovo, as they were affected by the war.
There’s a large and active Albanian community in North Texas, she said. Demonstrations were held here to get attention of members of Congress to pay attention to what was happening in Kosovo.
By Don Munsch • [email protected]