Birth Name: Dina M. Ruiz
Place of Birth: Castro Valley, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 11, 1965
*African-American, Japanese (father)
*Irish, German, English (mother)
Dina East is an American reporter and television news anchor. She is the daughter of Mary Lou and Michael Ruiz. She is married to basketball coach Scott Fisher. She has a daughter, actress Morgan Eastwood, with her former husband, actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood. Her brother is married to Jade Marx-Berti.
Dina stated in an interview on Carmelmagazine.com that her father was of African-American and Japanese descent and her mother was of Irish, German, and English descent. Her father was adopted by a couple of Portuguese and Puerto Rican descent, hence the family’s surname, Ruiz.
Dina also stated that she was the target of racial slurs in elementary school, as she was darker than the other students. Dina stated that she only got comfortable with her mixed look from the age of twenty, when people of mixed heritage were becoming more common in the mainstream media.
Dina’s biological paternal grandfather was named Marcus Grant.
Dina’s biological paternal grandmother was named Lilian.