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

Ogdensburg man accused of abusing 7 year old child

Boil water advisory in effect in town of Ellisburg

  Your Turn: feedback on protests and continued shutdown of malls, gyms and theaters

Pedestrian struck by ATV, airlifted to hospital

Ogdensburg adds extra money to open, run pool safely during pandemic

  13-year-old charged in death of Gouverneur girl; home visited by police several times

Ogdensburg man allegedly raped girl over several years

  Your Turn: feedback on outdoor gym, new bar law & Cuomo’s briefings

Former Morristown school superintendent accused of enticing a child

Massena Police Chief plans to retire after 20 year career

  Your Turn: feedback on protests, police reform & gardening grandma

  Your Turn: feedback on protest, SUNY Potsdam apology, graduations

2 arrested after meth-making materials are found in Ogdensburg high-rise

  Your Turn: feedback on face mask order, George Floyd protests & SpaceX launch

Lake Ontario water levels drop, outflow strategy adjusted

Man allegedly strangled, robbed man in Watertown

Cuomo slams ‘toxic’ divide in Washington, has ‘good conversation’ with Trump

  Your Turn: feedback on nursing home costs, separated family & farmers market

Massena man released after being accused of rape, sexual abuse

ATV event where man died was illegal, says Lewis County’s manager

Ogdensburg police arrest 1, seek another in meth lab bust

  Your Turn: feedback on federal funding, hair salons & pool closure

Need a haircut? North country salons, barbershops could reopen in 2 weeks

2 arrested in connection with Lowville burglary spree

Special meeting called to consider administrative leave for Ogdensburg city manager

  Are the layoffs legal? Divided Ogdensburg lawmakers expect answers Monday night

  Your Turn: feedback on labor department criticism, drug sweep & teen’s documentary

Cuomo defends state labor department’s performance

  NY investigates COVID-19 cases in children as 5 year old boy dies

Second man arrested in connection with Watertown shooting