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.
SkyWest Airlines will continue to provide roundtrip flights from Ogdensburg International Airport to Washington-Dulles International Airport. However, its flights to Chicago will end at the end of this month.
Governor Cuomo, accused by 2 women of sexual harassment, says some of his behavior with women had been “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation,” and said he would cooperate with an investigation led by the state’s attorney general. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
Three years ago, a Fort Drum soldier went missing. The U.S. Army closed the case, saying Trevor Nichols is a deserter. No police agency is investigating. His family wants answers. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
The state’s attorney general issued a scathing report saying the Cuomo Administration under-counted nursing home COVID deaths by the thousands. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
State Assemblyman Mark Walczyk is showing his disapproval of Governor Cuomo’s emergency executive powers through a new “Kick the Crown” campaign, which includes selling merchandise and signing a petition. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
A violent mob loyal to President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol last week and forced lawmakers into hiding in an attempt to overturn America’s presidential election. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
To speed up COVID-19 vaccinations around the state, more resources will be used to help hospitals get shots in eligible people’s arms. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that new distribution networks will be added.
A man allegedly fired a gun at a store in the of Tupper Lake. No one was hurt, but at least one bullet created a hole inside Fortune’s True Value Hardware. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
The St. Lawrence Health System doctor who was the first in the region to get the COVID vaccine urges everyone to get the shot when it’s available. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.
The Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit that could’ve overturned the results of the presidential election. North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik joined more than 100 Republican members of Congress to support the suit. You shared your thoughts on that and other stories in the news.