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.


  • 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


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

Recent Articles by Diane

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Keep the umbrella close by

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers likely for remainder of week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain expected to continue through week, into weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain remains the big weather story

  Ascension Catholic, rooted in history, remains true to tradition over 200 years later

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: ‘Cool’ front moving through, and with it comes rain

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot August day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: High heat for next few days

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Trend of Heat Advisories continues


  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chances for afternoon showers could be lower than normal

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Low chances for afternoon rains continue

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rain expected for next several days

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Decent rain chances to start the week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summertime pattern continues; rain expected over weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers expected for coming afternoons; higher rain chances for weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Typical summer showers expected through week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Keep your umbrella handy

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Keep an umbrella close as rain chances remain for the week ahead

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: All good things must come to an end

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Enjoy it while you can!

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning temps to be in mid-60s as cool front moves through

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rare July cold front making its way through Louisiana

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances now lower Monday and Tuesday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances go up for weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat and humidity dominate; wetter weekend ahead

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Typical summer weather pattern returns

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Barry moves on; drier days on the way

Impacts of tropical depression Barry felt in Baton Rouge area

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First impacts of TS Barry to be felt soon