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

  Dropping Ogdensburg to Chicago flights saves $2.5M over 3 years

  Cuomo: ‘I am not going to resign’

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse closing Salmon Run Mall store

Ogdensburg losing SkyWest flights to Chicago, keeping flights to Washington, D.C.

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, Ogdensburg police & pizzeria fire

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, Texas disaster & summer camps

Counties still await COVID vaccine shipments, Kinney Drugs will hold its clinics

’Extreme weather’ delays COVID vaccine shipment to Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence counties

  Your Turn: feedback on Trump’s acquittal, prison future & DPAO concerts

Ogdensburg bringing back 2 laid-off firefighters, demoting 3 assistant chiefs

  Your Turn: feedback on missing soldier, COVID nurse & toilet gardens

Watson town justice steps down after ‘keying’ town official’s vehicle

  Your Turn: feedback on AG’s report, mass vaccination site & arctic temperatures

  Your Turn: feedback on Kick the Crown, tests & Chick-fil-A

  Chick-fil-A restaurant could be coming to Watertown

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccine shipment, impeachment & Cuomo’s internet plan

2 men accused of raping 15 year old girl

Worker falls off cell tower in St. Lawrence County

Lisbon fire leaves 2 people homeless

  Your Turn: feedback on Capitol assault, Stefanik & heating fuel tax

Cuomo looks to speed up COVID vaccinations, adds new distribution networks

Tupper Lake man faces multiple charges in last week’s store shooting

  Your Turn: feedback on shooting, town clerk & distillery fees

2 New Year’s Day babies born in local hospitals

  Your Turn: feedback on prison closing, NDAA veto & 1st significant snow

  Your Turn: feedback on vaccine, cigarette taxes & heroic couple

Carthage Central School District teaching remotely through January 8

  Your Turn: feedback on Stefanik supporting lawsuit, expected tax hike & PPE costs

Ogdensburg offers firefighters $20K to retire

Watertown police: stabbing victim released from hospital, knife recovered