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

Woman in Thompson Park crash in stable condition

Survey: north country education system gets high marks

  Vehicle crashes down embankment at Watertown’s Thompson Park

  Your Turn: Feedback on Green Light Bill, short-term rentals & more

13 arrested in record welfare fraud sweep

President Trump says West Carthage native will be ‘border czar’

  Watertown Daily Times announces newspaper changes, closures, job cuts

2 suffer burns after alleged meth lab explodes in Ogdensburg

Plessis man admits making meth

  Apparent neo-Nazi group sends letters to Watertown businesses

Sex offender takes plea deal in child pornography case

Man going to prison in connection with meth bust

Missing woman found, reports say

Man accused of sexually assaulting child enters guilty plea

Body found in Black River

  Local Red Cross to recognize volunteers

  Your Turn: Feedback on jail cook’s sentence, KFC discovery and more

Worker injured at Potsdam Specialty Paper

NAACP wants teacher at center of mock slave auction fired

2 indicted in December cocaine bust

Man accused of making meth in Watertown City Hall parking lot

  Governor Cuomo “appalled” by comment about mass shooting at Watertown Pride event

Veterinarian found guilty of forcibly touching woman

Doctor pleads not guilty to harassing hospital worker

Investigation continues into report of someone jumping off bridge

Pamelia man pleads guilty in drug case

Man accused of recording teen as she undressed at tanning salon

Carthage man admits to sexually assaulting a child

Frost advisory issued for Lewis, St. Lawrence counties

Raymondville man enters plea in attempted murder case