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

Rick Finn resigns as Watertown city manager

Man, accused of recording teen as she undressed at tanning salon, is sentenced

Fort Drum soldiers come home early from Afghanistan

  Massena police release 911 call of man allegedly threatening to kill officers

Clayton man admits to illegally possessing firearms

  Massena police: man threatened to kill officers and was released under bail reform

Watertown man admits being on drugs when vehicle crashed feet away from home

  Your Turn: feedback on guns, Arsenal Street & flavored vaping products

Croghan man accused of sexually assaulting a child

Potsdam man charged after fight with woman

State audit criticizes the way town of Canton, ex-supervisor handled money

  Fire engulfs Theresa Department of Public Works garage, office

Fire leaves 2 people homeless in Lewis County

Ogdensburg man faces assault, menacing, weapon charges

  Your Turn: feedback on sex offender, jail savings & ice storm

Fire destroys barn, Lewis County volunteers douse flames

  Your Turn: feedback on airstrike, pool & tiny house

Court rules Jreck Subs sale can move forward

  Watertown’s new mayor, 2 council members take oath of office

  Your Turn: feedback on life insurance, pain meds & sidewalk snow

Federal grand jury indicts local hunting guide

Man pleads guilty, is sentenced in check forgery scheme

Watertown business owner sentenced for firing gun in store

Watertown man indicted on drug and weapon charges

North country gets $67.9 million for economic development

  Police: Bullets found at Watertown High School

Ogdensburg lawmakers repeal charter change

Man accused of attacking, kidnapping woman

Carthage man accused of raping girl

Clayton man, indicted on rape charges, gets probation