Diane Rutherford

Diane Rutherford

Noon Anchor, Web Writer


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

Potsdam man charged with DWI after buggy crash sent 2 to hospital

  Your Turn: feedback on school lawsuit, COVID vaccine & methadone clinic

Ogdensburg lawmakers to vote on city manager appointment, charter referendum

Canton’s town highway superintendent resigns after 27 years

  Jefferson County teens invited to virtual summit

Ogdensburg’s mayor accuses fire captain of acting like ‘street thug' and ‘deliberately lying’

  Your Turn: feedback on Supreme Court, waterfront property & Dairy Queen

Plastic bag ban returning October 19 in NY

  Man taken into custody after allegedly threatening police with gun

Heroin, cocaine and other drugs found during investigation

  Jefferson County schools postpone fall sports until March, Lewis County schools move forward

  Your Turn: feedback on Samaritan layoffs, fall sports & YMCA

Watertown’s interim city manager wants job permanently

  Number of events coming up at Watertown’s Zoo New York

Ogdensburg man allegedly held woman at knifepoint, injected her with drugs

5 arrested on meth-related charges after fire in Ogdensburg

Police seek public’s help after masked intruders break into Ogdensburg homes

  Free movie night offered at Black River Drive-in

Massena to hold free COVID-19 testing as cases surge in village

Lewis County man allegedly attacked driver with crowbar during ‘road rage incident’

  Your Turn: feedback on Trump’s alleged remarks, nursing home rally & Massena school decision

  2 Watertown barbershop employees test positive for COVID, county issues public exposure advisory

  Your Turn: feedback on masks in school, toilet garden lawsuit & lottery winner

  Fall sports: who decides if they happen?

  Free Narcan training to be offered in St. Lawrence County

  Your Turn: feedback on mail delays, gyms reopening & young hero

  Your Turn: feedback on Decker, Ogdensburg firefighters & seat belt law

Man charged with weapon possession after loaded gun was found in carry-on at Watertown airport

  Men speak out about former Lowville teacher who allegedly sexually abused them 40 years ago

Governor says 8 area school districts failed to submit plans for in-person learning