She may have been going by Diana Martin professionally, but as Diana Lamont out at home or amongst friends. The blurb says she has stepped into the new role, so maybe she was filling in for Rousseau for a short time. Just spit-balling thoughts.
The world may never know. But we got the character name!!! Yee haw!
I seem to recall that accident is why Katrina Karr, who was with Talbot, went to the hospital, which is when she gave birth to her child conceived with Brad, and set into motion the baby switch with Jenny by Karen and Marco.
Because in the famous witness stand scene, Karen had to admit that she was a part-time prostitute (in her words "a common whore") in order to explain how she knew Katrina's relationship to Talbot Huddleston (who I always conflate with the guy that killed Susan Moore on GH, but that was Crane Tolliver) due to the fact that Katrina was in a coma (or just incapacitated) when Marco was killed, and then recovered in time to exonerate Vicky at her trial.
Also, why Pat had no beef with Karen, and sympathy for Katrina, who was an innocent bystander that had her baby stolen.
Meanwhile, if Larry just went into private practice so that Karen could renovate their house and build the pool she wanted, the whole thing could have been avoided (lol).
The reveal by slick Jones that Beverlee McKinsey played Diana Martin solves a long standing mystery.
But, as is often the case, new questions arise.
Did the writers create the role with the intention of Diana becoming the long term character of Diana Lamont?
Or did they make the decision and then decide BM wasn't suitable? She stated that she wasn't the best match for the role.
Charles and Diana are mentioned as coming on as neighbors of Bruce and Vanessa. it seemed like they were an established married couple, so why was she known as Diana Martin?
All those story details are lost unless an article is dug up or a long term viewer makes a contribution.
I know Joe Riley recruited Pat to work at the newspaper because she was a friend of Cathy Craig which is how she was introduced.
Here''s a link to her history https://thesoapoperasaga.blogspot.com/2018/05/one-life-to-live-pat-ashley-kendalls.html
I forgot the sequence that Tony came first to Landview, and then Pat, and finally Paul. But, that fits with the history of when they were fired from AW.
Was Talbot Huddleston, who later killed Marco, driving the car that killed Pat's son Brian?