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

  Your Turn: feedback on shooting, gas tax & saying no to marijuana sales

Ogdensburg police arrest 3, seize drugs, cash and gun

  Police: third person was present during deadly shooting in Watertown

  Your Turn: feedback on marijuana opt-out, concert rules & young hero

TI students stage sit-in, turns into Q&A session with superintendent

  Your Turn: feedback on internet law, curfew change & local hero

  Your Turn: feedback on teen’s suicide, methadone in jail & Ogdensburg’s finances

Carthage man accused of turning off hospital’s oxygen supply, risking patients’ lives

State: former Hudson River-Black River Regulating District official mistakenly received retirement benefits

  Your Turn: feedback on Walczyk tweet, cemetery vandalism & heroic sisters

Canton man pleads guilty to child pornography and sexual exploitation charges

Watertown’s CSEA workers to get raises under contract deal

  Lewis County sheriff speaks at controversial event

Watertown police officer hurt in crash expected back on job soon

  Watertown Police vehicle involved in crash near Public Square

  Your Turn: feedback on marijuana agreement & Excelsior Pass

  Full visitation resumes at Watertown’s nursing homes

86 year old woman hospitalized after Tuesday’s crash in Lewis County

  Your Turn: feedback on firefighter’s funeral, medical tourism & best fishing

  Your Turn: feedback on firefighter’s death, no quarantine & eviction moratorium

Watertown tavern’s liquor license reinstated months after breaking COVID rules

  Your Turn: feedback on Cuomo, head shop & SLU graduation

  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