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

  Retiring Judge Martusewicz reflects on 20 years on the bench

2 Fort Drum soldiers charged in connection with woman’s overdose death

Clayton residents alerted about smoke test

Lowville man gets 5 years in federal prison for drugs

Meth bust gets West Leyden man 6 years behind bars

Lowville man admits selling heroin and fentanyl

  Your Turn: feedback on minimum wage, Green Light Law & Columbus Day change

Lewis County man gets 40 years in prison for sex abuse

Tractor trailer jackknifes on Route 11

  YMCA working on deal to buy old call center building

Man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

Vehicle bursts into flames near Watertown’s Arsenal Street

Rabid skunk found in Watertown

  Your Turn: feedback on Narcan, tobacco age & ‘Misfit’ Thanksgiving

  2 escape as fire destroys home in town of Antwerp

  ReEnergy will continue to supply Fort Drum’s electricity

Watertown business owner admits firing gun in store

Man charged after alleged fight leaves another man with broken rib, partially collapsed lung

  Your Turn: feedback on child seat law, homeless & vaping

Despite flooding, state parks campgrounds see record attendance

  Massena Airport gets $727K for improvements

Ogdensburg police mourn death of department’s first K9

Verdict rendered for man accused of murdering fellow inmate

Man, accused of recording teen as she undressed at tanning salon, takes plea deal

Unemployment rises in north country

  Police nab man wanted in North Carolina robbery

Walczyks buy downtown Watertown building

  Your Turn: feedback on adoption law, smoking age & Hobby Lobby

New York expands lawsuit IJC over flooding on Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River

Man faces prison time after cocaine bust