Naga continued: "She was a very well known figure in the North West of England where she presented the weather, and presented documentaries for the past 20 years".
In the early 90s, she was a household name across the United Kingdom for her role on the Radio 1 breakfast show alongside Simon Mayo and also as a presenter on the summer 1991 series of Saturday morning kids TV show "The 8.15 From Manchester" on BBC One.
Dianne began her broadcasting career while working on BBC Radio 1, working alongside Steve Wright and later, becoming part of Simon Mayo's on-air team for the weekday breakfast show. She later moved to breakfast, joining Simon Mayo and newsreader Rod McKenzie. We hope they will find some comfort in the knowledge so many people loved Dianne and will miss her terribly'.
Both of her colleagues have since spoken out about her death, with Annabel saying: "This is an enormous shock for all of us".
After studying meteorology she became the North West's weather presenter in 1994 and also fronted the Inside Out North West current affairs programme.
Her husband said today: 'Dianne was an wonderful wife and mother who embraced life to the full. She also hosted Inside Out North West, and presented programmes on BBC Radio Manchester. Viewers recognised her star quality and warmed to her Wearside lilt.
The BBC said that Oxberry died after a "short illness", adding that the "very sad news has come as a huge shock to everyone at the BBC in the northwest".
"She was a brilliant weather presenter, showed she could do serious journalism with Inside Out and could do the lighter end of broadcasting brilliantly whenever it was needed".
Lemn's words struck a real chord online, with news organisations thanking him for posting the poem and hundreds of people liking and sharing the post.
Sunderland-born Oxberry joined North West Tonight in 1994 after a stint on Radio 1 as Simon Mayo's sidekick and quickly became a favourite for regional viewers.
Her husband Ian says he and their children will miss her more than anyone can imagine. "Off screen, she was a wonderful colleague, a loyal friend and I will miss her terribly". "I saw for myself the incredible reaction she got from the public, which showed how much people cared for her".
"What a special person Dianne Oxberry was".
'Our thoughts are with Ian and all of Dianne's family.
Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz in Manchester-based soap Coronation Street, wrote on Twitter: "So sorry to hear this. My honest condolences to all the team and, of course, to Dianne's family".