Diane Simpson (born April 7, 1969 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American athlete, an Olympian and an eight-time Rhythmic gymnastics national team member, and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame, Class of 2004. She writes, produces and manages talent and events for clients and sponsors.
Simpson won more than 20 international medals, three Olympic Festival titles, and 22 national titles – including winning all four event finals and the All-Around title at the 1988 U.S. National Championships in San Rafael, California. – during her career.
1986 Four Continents Championships competition
- Won two gold medals and two silver medals at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1987.
1988 Four Continents Championships competition
1988 Summer Olympics Team
- One of two rhythmic gymnasts on the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team -- the third of nine American individual rhythmic gymnasts ever to qualify for the Olympic Games.
- Finals competitor
1990 Four Continents Championships competition
1991 Pan American Games
1992 Won the Mariana Grajalas competition in Cuba
Education and workEdit
Simpson graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with a double major in journalism and political science  and worked as a media relations and events specialist at the College of American Pathologists. She was manager of athlete relations and communications at Chicago 2016 and a writer for the Chicago Sun-Times for 10 years.
She has worked News broadcasting in Chicago and with other national television news and radio stations, including WJWJ-TV in Beaufort, South Carolina, WBBM-TV, WMAQ-TV, WFLD-TV FOX 32, WMVP-AM 1000. She returned to writing news for CBS Channel 2 in 2015.
Currently she works as activation marketing media relations producer/writer and event project manager for clients.
Chicago 2016 Olympics bidEdit
Simpson held the role of manager of athlete relations and communications for the Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics from 2006 to 2009. She accompanied about 20 Olympians and elite athletes—including Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Michael Johnson, Edwin Moses, Nastia Liukin, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Willie Banks, Dikembe Mutombo, David Robinson, Brandi Chastain and David Diaz—to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 2016 Olympic Games Host City announcement that took place Oct. 2, 2009.
Simpson is the president of the Midwest Chapter of U.S. Olympians and Paralympians, the regional chapter of the U.S. Olympians Association. Her term began in 2006 and she was re-elected in 2012. She also serves as secretary of the Female Athlete Triad Coalition, a 501(c)(3) global health advocacy collaboration.
She is also happily living with her two children Alexis (19), and Jonathan (13.)
Film and televisionEdit
Performer in 1989 American Music Awards. Miss Moscow News, 1988.
Appeared in Mademoiselle in 1989. The magazine ceased publication in 2001.
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