Diane Rutherford

Diane Rutherford

Noon Anchor, Web Writer, WWNY

Watertown, New York

Diane (Herb) Rutherford is an award-winning journalist who has been a general assignment reporter, anchor, producer and web site writer at WWNY-TV for more than 30 years.

She currently co-anchors 7News at Noon and produces "Your Turn", a weekly viewer feedback segment.

Diane has a dual bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Syracuse University.

Originally from Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Diane has received numerous awards from the New York State Associated Press, New York State Broadcasters Association, Syracuse Press Club and New York State Agricultural Society.

During her career, Diane traveled with Fort Drum soldiers to Haiti, where they were deployed to restore stability to that country.

She also covered visits to the region by President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Diane even made a guest appearance on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light.

Diane has been active in a number of charitable organizations and works to promote awareness about the mysterious illness sarcoidosis, which killed her father, Dr. Thomas Herb.

She is most proud of her award-winning series of reports on sarcoidosis, which received national and international attention.


Recent Articles by Diane

2 ‘very lucky’ after being hurt in fiery crash

Police: Watertown man was on drugs when vehicle crashed feet away from home

Watertown lawmakers agree to let man buy back his home

Man faces felony assault charge

  Your Turn: feedback on swatting, teachers with guns & price cuts on camping

Pamelia man going to jail in drug case

Watertown man gets prison time for assaulting officer

Police seek help in finding car that hit pedestrian

Your Turn: feedback on pool, Caza & Stefanik

Crossman files lawsuit in Watertown’s tied mayoral race

Police again ask for public’s help with car break-in probe

Alexandria Bay man killed in motorcycle crash

Adams man charged with rape

  Stefanik gets few answers during Mueller questioning

North country unemployment rates improve

New York leads nation in nonprofit jobs, wages

  Your Turn: feedback on farm workers bill, school vaccinations & mall plans

Cooling stations open during heat advisory

Watertown man accused of raping girl

Carthage man sentenced for sexually assaulting a child

Watertown man gets 8 years in prison for child sex abuse, making meth

Man gets year in jail for stabbing, will be deported

Heat advisory issued for Jefferson, Lewis counties

4 in Ogdensburg arrested on meth making charges

Village sending out letters related to embezzlement probe

Cuomo signs farm workers bill, farm owners voice concerns

Watertown man indicted on rape, sex abuse and other charges

Man indicted after allegedly firing gun in Watertown business

Carthage man indicted for alleged sexual abuse of toddler

Grand jury indicts man on assault, strangulation counts