John Dias accomplished an impressive feat by graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University at Albany, where he pursued a dual major in journalism and communication. Additionally, he pursued a minor in political science.
Throughout his senior year, John demonstrated exceptional dedication by successfully managing both his academic workload and a full-time position as a web producer for News10 ABC in Albany, New York.
His career took off when he secured his first on-air role as a multimedia journalist at KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. In this position, he fearlessly pursued news stories, including covering wildfires and reporting on significant political events such as the Aurora Theater shooting. John took pride in being a self-sufficient journalist, handling all aspects of his stories, from shooting footage to writing compelling scripts and skillful editing.
Before joining CBS New York, John made substantial contributions as an anchor/reporter at News 12 Networks for nearly five years. During his time there, he specialized in covering breaking news and crime. Notably, he was the first to uncover the story about a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Bronx, as well as playing a pivotal role in reporting on the largest gang takedown in the history of New York City.
When John is not actively pursuing news stories, he finds joy in traveling alongside his family and friends. He holds a special fondness for destinations like Montauk, New York, and Telluride, Colorado. Furthermore, he is an avid runner and accomplished a significant milestone by completing his first marathon in 2019.
John currently resides on the Upper West Side with his husband and their cherished dog, Belle. As a Long Island native and graduate of Sachem High School, John attributes his initial interest in broadcast journalism to the school’s radio program, WSHR. Growing up, he was an avid viewer of CBS New York, and he eagerly embraces the opportunity to cover news stories in the vibrant Tri-State Area