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Fresno Journalist Embraces The Azores In New Memoir

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Diana Marcum's new book The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores

Fresno readers likely know the name Diana Marcum from seeing her byline in the Fresno Bee. During her tenure there, her longform journalism brought insight into people’s lives with the narrative quality rarely found in newsprint. As her career took her to the LA Times, Marcum won a Pultizer for her coverage of California’s great drought. Now she’s telling her own story, and that of the people of the Azores – in a new memoir - The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores. She joined us on Valley Edition to talk about what inspired this new book. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.