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

Man gets prison time for nightclub shooting

Trial date set for man who allegedly strangled, beat & kicked fellow inmate to death

Drug & weapon charges get Lewis County man 5 years in prison

Officials try to find source of fuel spill

3 vehicles involved in Watertown crash

Watertown man sentenced, must register as sex offender

Potsdam man charged in crash that killed 11 year old girl

Early look at Lewis County budget shows no property tax hike

Route 11 near Gouverneur reopens after crash

’It was dumb,’ says man accused of stealing $8K from not-for-profit

Video captures firefighters battling blaze in Ogdensburg

Man takes plea deal in 3 Watertown break-ins

  Your Turn: feedback on alleged fraud, Syria & parking

Ogdensburg woman allegedly used charitable donations to buy beer, cigarettes, Netflix

No jail time expected for burglary suspect with ties to former lawmaker

Colton-Pierrepont student charged with making terroristic threat

Body found in Black River

Attorney General: relatives fraudulently spent donations raised for fire victim

  New York sues IJC over flooding on Lake Ontario

Police try to figure out cause of triple fatal crash

Father gets jail time after son dies in Massena fire

  Your Turn: feedback on zoo, second homes & dog adoption

Dukes not guilty of sexual assault

11 year old girl killed in crash on way to school

Fire at Ogdensburg Pepsi plant destroys truck, damages warehouse, product

3 Fort Drum soldiers charged in gun shop break-ins

Gouverneur school bus monitor enters plea in alleged hate crime

Fire damages Watertown home

State issues warning about Hammond dairy farm’s raw milk

Minivan overturns in 3-vehicle crash in Ogdensburg