WAFB’s Diane Deaton inducted into LAB Hall of Fame

WAFB wins ‘Best Newscast’ and ‘Best Morning Show;' WAFB’s Diane Deaton inducted into LAB Hall of Fame

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Longtime WAFB weathercaster Diane Deaton was inducted into the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Thursday, March 18.

The LAB award noted Diane is a “pioneer of the Broadcasting Industry who made significant, revolutionary contributions to the growth and development of our industry and the communities she served.”

Diane Deaton's LAB Award
Diane Deaton's LAB Award (Source: WAFB)

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This year’s ceremony was held virtually because of COVID-19. Diane watched the ceremony online with her friends and former colleagues at a small gathering in the WAFB newsroom.

Diane was one of three inductees into the Hall of Fame this year. Louisiana broadcasters Jim Soileau of KVPI-FM and Richard Petty of iHeart Media were also inducted Thursday.

The LAB started the Hall of Fame in 2019, with former WAFB anchor Donna Britt among the first group of inductees.

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