Entertainment, culture, travel and documentaries-
Diana Bunici is an energetic, fun, versatile,
dedicated and diligent broadcaster with
heart, soul and passion.
With over 700 live shows, two documentaries and 270 hours of television under her belt, Diana Bunici is a highly skilled live TV anchor, producer and reporter.
Fresh, enthusiastic and extremely relatable; Diana's energy and drive make her stand out. With a fun interviewing style sure to put a smile on the face of everyone she meets; her warm personality, compassion and empathy enable her to click with people instantly.
A presenter on RTE's elev8 for five years, Diana recently relocated to London where she works as a freelance reporter and producer. Originally from Moldova, the 27 year old called Dublin her home for 19 years before making the move across the Irish sea to continue chasing her career dreams.
Diana's multi-cultural background has moulded and shaped her view of the world and indeed, her personal interests and life ambitions. Alongside her presenting work, Diana is also a freelance journalist, writer and charity campaigner.
The multi-skilled broadcaster holds a BA in Journalism with French and frequently writes on a freelance basis for Irish press.
Diana's passion for making television became concrete in her final year of study when the ambitious host spread her time between college work and a work experience placement on TV3’s morning breakfast programme, Ireland AM. It’s there she honed in on her researching skills, constantly pitching ideas for air and feeding her hunger for working in a live studio environment.
Diana landed her first front-of-camera TV role just one month upon finishing her four-year degree in DIT. She earned a presenting spot on the daily, live children’s magazine programme, elev8, following numerous rounds of auditions, beating over 650 candidates for the much sought after position. Five years on, Diana has presented approximately 700 jam-packed episodes, spanning over 270 hours of live television. Throughout her career Diana has covered dozens of glittering red carpets and interviewed some of the world’s brightest stars from the world of music, film, sport and politics including Anne Hathaway, Isla Fischer, Colin Farrell, Emily Blunt, Ricky Gervais, Jenson Button, the cast of Twilight and Harry Potter, Justin Bieber, One Direction, the Wanted and numerous Irish sports stars amongst others.
January 2012 saw Diana face a new challenge – fronting an observational documentary, Diana Bunici: Going Home, following her return to Moldova after a decade away. The presenter was highly involved in the researching, scripting and voice-over work of this 30-minute documentary, which had multiple prime time broadcasts on RTÉ ONE and RTÉ 2. To promote the programme’s transmission, Diana also appeared on The Saturday Night Show with Brendan O’Connor where she was warmly received by viewers.
Summer 2013 saw Diana tackle her second documentary elev8 presents: One Direction This Is Us Movie Special, a pop-doc on teen sensations One Direction and the furore surrounding the release of their debut film, This Is Us. Pitching the documentary, Diana undertook all responsibility in organising the 30-minute elev8 special, collating relevant information, sourcing fans, scripting, researching, interviewing and developing a vision for the programme. The pop-doc trended on Twitter on the day of broadcast and has since amassed over 260,000 hits online.
Alongside her TV work. Diana has been busy putting pen to paper, writing freelance feature articles for Ireland’s best selling women’s magazine, U. She landed her first feature cover story, summer 2013, with the Sunday Independent’s LIFE magazine supplement, highlighting the plight of children living in state care in her native country. This article was inspired by Diana’s ambassadorial trip with Outreach Moldova, to the Hincesti girls’ orphanage which hundreds of terminally ill and disabled children call home. Alongside promoting the charity’s phenomenal work in the Irish media, Diana also threw herself into the challenge of organizing a charity concert in Dublin’s Grand Social to raise much-needed funds for the Irish charity.
In 2014, Diana celebrated her writing making it to the small screen in RTÉjr (CBBC equivalent) series Tell Me a Story. Diana wrote a number of stories in English and Moldovan. The presenter is multilingual and can speak English, Moldovan, French, Irish and Russian.
December 2013 saw Diana collaborate with Team Hope as their ambassador for the Shoebox Campaign. This appeal is very dear to Diana’s heart and calls for Irishmen and women to fill up a single shoebox with small treats and necessities for children living in the developing world. May 2014, Diana travelled to Swaziland with Team Hope to witness firsthand the incredible work the charity does and meet the children benefitting from the campaign. To promote the Shoebox Appeal, Diana compiled a feature article for Sunday Life magazine.
Diana’s charity work doesn’t end there. The young presenter regularly teams up with the Irish Heart Foundation and Down Syndrome Ireland for varying campaigns. Similarly, each year she offers her time and support to the Irish Traveller Movement’s Yellow Flag campaign, presenting their annual awards ceremony as well as the Show Racism the Red Card campaign, MC-ing their annual award ceremonies and judging their creative competitions. She also fronts the new Show Racism the Red Card informational DVD, which is used in schools all around Ireland to educate students about racism in Ireland and beyond and how they can make a difference.
A confident MC, Diana had the privilege of being master of ceremonies at President Michael D. Higgins’ first garden party in the Áras an Uachtaráin. She has since attended the Áras as a guest to the president’s home on a number of occasions. Since 2012, Diana has also supported Rehab’s People of the Year Awards, campaigning for entries and helping to promote the nationwide event. 2012-2014 Diana was the patron of the Irish Film Institute’s Family Film Festival, a role she enjoyed immensely. In 2013 Diana jumped aboard the Cinemagic festival, hosting a presenting workshop for children. She returned in 2014 for two further masterclasses in Dublin and Belfast.
December 2013, Diana teamed up with the Young Voices Hallelujah Choir, hosting a series of concert in the Citywest complex. Presenting live on stage to an audience of 25,000 people was a new challenge for the host and she revelled in the experience, working closely with the UK production team over four nights. Christmas 2014, Diana returned to her MC-ing duties for four stellar nights in Dublin's Citywest complex.
2015 saw Diana report freelance from London for a number of channels, producing entertainment segments for Irish TV and covering the London Marathon. She also accomplished her childhood dream of signing a book deal and writing her first book the Pursuit of Awesome which will be published in the UK and Ireland, March 2016 with Liberties Press.