Diane Deaton

Diane Deaton

Baton Rouge, La.

Diane Deaton is the weathercaster for WAFB 9News This Morning and Early Edition. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1983 and was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Outside of her work at the station, Diane is very active in the community.

Over the years, Diane has helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses and now serves on their Board of Directors. She is also currently a board member of the Friends of the LSU Textile and Costume Museum and a new member of the Board of Directors with the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging.

Diane is a past Board member of the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre.

For several years, she has been involved with VIP'S (Volunteers in Public Schools) “Reading Friends” program, tutoring first and second graders at Buchanan Elementary.

Diane is also the “handler” of a Champion Show Dog, (a Bernese Mountain dog named Rocky), through the LSU “Tiger Hats” Pet Therapy program. Through this program she visits the children and their families at Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital.

She is also a charter member of “Pearls and Tiger Paws,” the Volunteer League for Veterinary Medicine at LSU. And, for the past decade, she has been the American sponsor of a child in central America through “World Vision,” an International Christian Relief Program.

Awards:

  • Honored by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters with the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • CAAWS (Capital Area Animal Welfare Society) Holly Reynolds Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • Ulli Goodman Volunteer of Year Award presented by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theater
  • Certified as a DELTA Society Pet Partner, nationally recognized in the field of animal assisted activities and animal assisted therapy

Education:

  • Missouri Western State College: Elementary Education; emphasis in Early Childhood and Remedial Reading Certification

Recent Articles by Diane

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Again today, close to record heat

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm and foggy

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog advisory

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Autumn weather worth the wait

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Trending a bit warmer, still mainly dry

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Feels good today

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool front sliding through

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Blessedly quiet

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Delta makes first landfall in Mexico

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tropical Storm Delta forms in Caribbean

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fabulous October day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More sunshine on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: How low will it go?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lows in the 50s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain followed by cooler weather

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool and dry

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Disagreeable out-the-door

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch reissued

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First day of fall

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Coast prepares for Beta

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet Friday morning, spotty afternoon showers

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Pleasant Thursday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sally makes landfall; quiet morning at home

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect steamy weather to continue with low rain chances as the week winds down

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Steamy weather continues through the middle of the week; Showers possible around mid-day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A humid start to the post-Labor Day workweek

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Lots of sunshine for Labor Day; rain chances increase slightly during the week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, humid, few showers

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More heat, humidity this afternoon

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another uncomfortably warm and humid day