Diana Neille is an award-winning journalist from Cape Town, South Africa. Born in Johannesburg, she lived in Germany for a short stint before completing her Master of Science degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking at Columbia University in 2011. Back in South Africa she worked as the Executive Multimedia Producer at 24-hour news broadcaster eNews Channel Africa, before founding Chronicle in 2015. In 2019, she co-directed her first feature documentary, Influence, which chronicled the Bell Pottinger scandal. Influence was invited to the Sundance Film Festival where it held its world premiere in January 2020.