Michael Diamond has extensive investigative research experience, both in journalism and in government. He joined Spectrum after a 33-year career at The Press of Atlantic City, where he served as a special projects writer, editorial page editor, statehouse correspondent and bureau chief, all while frequently covering gaming-industry issues. He won 23 state and national journalism awards and was an active member in such organizations as the Legislative Correspondents Club, National Conference of Editorial Writers and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Diamond left the newspaper in 2005 to become an investigator with the New Jersey Office of Inspector General. He was responsible for reviewing allegations of waste, fraud and corruption. He participated in developing a number of reports for the office.
At Spectrum, Diamond also serves as Associate Editor of the company’s widely acclaimed newsletter, Gaming Industry Observer, and is editor of the firm’s National Regulatory Digest, which provides premium subscribers with a semimonthly national compendium of gaming regulatory activity.
Diamond graduated from Rider University with a BA degree in Political Science.