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

54 people in tri-county region have COVID-19

  Cuomo: coronavirus deaths near 2,000 in New York

Watertown’s Car-Freshner temporarily closes, lays off workers

  Your Turn: feedback on stimulus package, the Amish & true love

Traffic numbers plunge at north country bridges linked to Canada

Watertown man held without bail after allegedly robbing Oswego bank

With no new COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County releases new info on quarantines

  Your Turn: feedback on COVID-19 case, layoffs & distilleries

Hospitals ordered to suspend patient visits

  Barn, vintage snowmobiles destroyed by fire

Lake Ontario water levels expected to rise, outflows increased

Fort Drum worker tests positive for COVID-19

More than 100 people quarantined in north country

SMC to open outpatient testing center for COVID-19

Lewis, Jefferson counties have NY’s highest jobless rates

  Mix will be Watertown’s official city manager until end of year

  Grocery stores reassure shoppers as panic buying empties shelves

  Your Turn: feedback on school closures, graduation gown change & opioid PSA

Teen accused of raping 5 year old child

Heuvelton man accused of starving 4 animals to death

  COVID-19 prompts Cuomo to lift 180-day rule for schools, waiting period for jobless benefits

  Vehicles crash into homes in Watertown, 4 injured

Watertown man sentenced to 13+ years in prison for child pornography

  New York bans most large gatherings, visits to nursing homes

  Irish Festival, Parade, Shamrock Run postponed

Schools & COVID-19: South Jeff turns off water fountains, Massena suspends attendance recognition

Man admits transporting illegal aliens through Canton

  SUNY to use distance learning for rest of spring semester due to COVID-19

Man in animal cruelty case gets jail time

Trial date set for home invasion suspect