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.
The mother of a Watertown City School District student is suing the district and his fourth-grade teacher in federal court, claiming a mock ‘slave auction’ last year violated his civil rights. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
The two candidates for the 21st Congressional District weighed in on what should be done with the Supreme Court seat left vacant following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. You also shared your thoughts.
Jefferson County school districts have decided to postpone all fall sports until March 1, 2021. This decision also affects Sandy Creek Central School District in Oswego County. Meanwhile, all schools in Lewis County will begin their low- and moderate-risk athletics this September 21.
A free COVID-19 testing site will be set up in Massena Wednesday as the number of cases surges in the village. Testing will be held at the Massena Community Center at 60 Beach Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A magazine article reports President Trump referred to American soldiers killed in battle as “losers” and “suckers.” The president denied saying any such thing. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
Monday, August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and the Seaway Valley Prevention Council is observing the day by offering free Narcan, also known as naloxone, training in St. Lawrence County.
Two men are speaking out about surviving sexual abuse as teens back in the 1970s and early 80s - allegedly at the hands of a former Lowville school teacher and church choir director. They spoke with 7 News as a second lawsuit was filed, naming the former teacher as a defendant.
According to Governor Cuomo, 8 school districts in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties have failed to submit plans to the state for in-person learning. But several districts told us they in fact have given the state their plans.