PIQUA — Cammy Dierking was born and raised in Cincinnati, with her four sisters and two loving, athletic parents. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford with an English/Journalism degree, Dierking was eager to find a job in television. She got her first break when she landed a job as a production assistant at SportsTime Cable Network. From there, she moved to Raleigh, N.C., where she did both sports and news reporting at WPTF-TV. Dierking got her first sports anchor gig at KTVN-TV, in Reno. She was one of the first women sportscasters in the country, and the first in the state of Nevada. In 1988, to the delight of her family and friends, Dierking moved back to her hometown of Cincinnati, and became a sports anchor at WKRC-TV. She broke new ground by becoming the first female sports anchor in the state of Ohio.
While Dierking enjoyed her pioneering role as a sports anchor, she eventually moved into a new arena — morning television. Cammy co-hosted WKRC-TV’s ‘Good Morning Cincinnati’ and become known for her sunny disposition, boundless energy, and big smile. In 2005, Dierking took on a new role and now delivers news every weeknight on WKRC-TV, Local 12, and on Star64.
A former collegiate swimmer, Dierking is very active and athletic. While she enjoys relaxing sports like golf and fishing, Dierking really loves to challenge her body and mind with more hard-core pursuits. A self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, she often spend 2-3 hours in the gym every day. She is also an avid cyclist and does century bike rides at events around the country. She has also finished 12 marathons, and countless shorter races. She also loves the sport of Triathlon, which combines swimming, bicycling and running. Among her biggest accomplishments, are the IRONMAN Louisville in 2007, and IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene in 2010.
Among the many values Dierking’s parents instilled in her, was the importance of giving back to the community. She serves as honorary chair and spokesperson for numerous charity running, walking, bicycle and golf events, including Race for the Cure, MS Bike Ride, Arthritis Walk, Heart Mini-Marathon, JDRF Walk for a Cure, Hike for Hospice, Thanksgiving Day Race for Ronald McDonald House, JDRF Ride for a Cure, and Ride Cincinnati for Breast Cancer. She also is a motivational speaker for corporations, schools, non-profit organizations and other groups. She especially enjoys speaking to women’s groups about health and wellness issues, and to young girls about the importance of fitness, self-esteem and good sportsmanship.
Married for 26 years, Dierking and her husband have three daughters, Whitney, Casey and Meg.