Austin | Dallas | Houston
CultureMap Contributors
CultureMap Dallas associate editor Diana Oates

Diana Oates

Associate Editor

Diana joined CultureMap Dallas in the summer of 2013, after a two-year stint at Fox 34 news in Lubbock, where she wore many hats: anchor, reporter and executive producer. At CultureMap, she primarily covers society, fashion and real estate, but her interests are much broader. For example, she’s a huge sports fan and doubts she will ever have as much fun as she did covering UNC, Duke and NC State basketball and football for ESPN Triangle during her four years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, Brian, and their golden retriever, Paisley.

See list of all CultureMap contributors
All articles by this author.  38 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 2

Red Carpet Interviews

Watch beloved Grey's Anatomy star gush over Texas in exclusive video

By Diana Oates

Before the star-studded Texas Medal of Arts Awards in Austin on February 25, all of the honorees walked the red carpet and chatted with media. We interviewed everyone from esteemed ...


Celebrity Sightings

Jamie Foxx leads all-star cast of honorees at 2015 Texas Medal of Arts

By Diana Oates

The stars aligned at the Long Center for Performing Arts Wednesday night — and by stars we mean actors, musicians, athletes and big-deal philanthropists who have at least two things in ...


Best Dressed Southerners

4 stylish Austinites among the best-dressed in the South

By Diana Oates

Lifestyle magazine Southern Living has unleashed it latest listicle, this time honoring the 50 best-dressed Southerners. The editors proclaimed that "personal style isn't just about clothes" and searched high ...


Virtual VIPs

Talented Austinites featured on list of bloggers to follow in 2015

By Diana Oates

The editors at Southern Living love a good list, and the latest, 30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015, is Texas-heavy, naturally. The roundup includes enthusiasts from the worlds ...


Keeping up with the Joneses

2015 Medal of Arts honorees revealed in Texas-sized celebration

By Diana Oates

Dallas philanthropic duo Gene Jones and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson summoned the press, Texas Cultural Trust board members and friends, and arts patrons to AT&T Stadium on January 14 ...


Hello Sunshine

Texas twins capture vacation bliss with new online shop Sunshine Tienda

By Diana Oates

Texan twins Amanda and Laura Ernst are on a mission to spread the good vibes associated with vacation through new lifestyle e-store Sunshine Tienda. “The peace you feel when traveling ...


Lone Star Pride

3 Austinites honored on national magazine's list of people changing the South

By Diana Oates

This past week Southern Living came out with its 2015 list of 50 people changing the South, and Texas is well-represented. These folks — from writers to chefs to anthropologists to ...


Survivor's Tale

Texas PR pro survives harrowing catamaran accident in Costa Rica

By Diana Oates

Susan Schwartz, owner of a boutique public relations firm in Dallas, is counting her lucky stars: On January 8, she survived a deadly catamaran accident in Costa Rica, off Punta ...


Holiday Host Gift Guide

Think outside the booze with 7 great gift ideas for holiday party hosts

By Diana Oates

Let us first state the obvious: Wine and champagne are fabulous. However, there is a very good chance that every other guest invited to the holiday parties you attend will ...


Beauty Pioneer Is Austin Bound

Celebrity skincare expert moves headquarters to Austin

By Diana Oates

Facial junkies, brace yourselves: Renee Rouleau, aesthetician to the stars and founder of the skincare line that bears her name, recently spilled on social media that she and her husband ...


Work Out Like a Warrior

New Dallas-based activewear line is fit for a warrior — and women of all shapes and sizes

By Diana Oates

A name like Gail Warrior is bound to inspire. And that’s exactly what the Dallas mother, entrepreneur and philanthropist has set out to do with her latest venture, which ...


Jeans and So Much More

New brand with Bonobos ties makes the perfect pair of jeans a reality for women

By Diana Oates

Ladies, have you ever had trouble finding the perfect pair of jeans? Well, so had former J.Crew/Madewell colleagues Maggie Winter and Jac Cameron. Winter remembers hanging out with ...


Big Things Happen Here

How Texas could help power 1.2 million California homes with clean energy

By Diana Oates

Four companies, including one co-headquartered in Texas, recently proposed an $8 billion project that could change the way 1.2 million Southern California households get power. The green energy initiative ...


No More Begging for Dollars

New app revolutionizes valet parking in Austin — no cash needed

By Diana Oates

Everyone can relate to this story. You pull up to the valet at, say, a hot downtown restaurant, only to realize you have no cash. At the end of the ...


Healthy Vacationing

Texas wellness resort and spa hosts raw food weekend getaway

By Diana Oates

After a summer of indulgence, we could all stand to get back on track with our healthy habits. But one Texas resort hopes to take it one step further, offering ...


Lone Star Pride

Totally legit state flag ranking shows Texas is second best in U.S.

By Diana Oates

We might normally ignore rankings with little to no data to support them, but a recent roundup stroked our egos — and tickled our funny bones — a little bit. Supercompressor has ...


Catherine Hearts Sean

Bachelor bride Catherine Lowe turns passion for love notes into heartfelt business

By Diana Oates

She won the heart of heartthrob Sean Lowe on ABC’s The Bachelor with the help of her clever little love notes. Now Mrs. Catherine Lowe has turned her affinity ...


Frugal Foodie News

Texas chef shows gourmet food can be fast and affordable in new book

By Diana Oates

Caroline Wright wants you to take every excuse you’ve ever had for not preparing quality meals for your family and throw them in the trash. While you’re at ...


Presents Welcome

New gift site VelvetCrate helps you send the perfect present every time

By Diana Oates

Choosing the right gift can be tricky — especially when the recipient is a girl. You want something appropriate for the occasion. It should be thoughtful but not sappy. Price is ...


Toilet Paper Chic

Texas woman creates award-winning wedding gown out of most unexpected material

By Diana Oates

Once you read this story, you may never look at a roll of toilet paper the same way again. Amber Mills, a 31-year-old woman from Hurst, Texas, recently created a ...


All articles by this author.  38 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 2
Get Our Emails

Daily Digest

The Dining Report

Promo Alerts

We will not share or sell your email address