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: Chilly start, sunshine returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain moves in overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet and sunny; rain possible Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet, pleasant, sunny

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Layer up

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet, dry weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain impacting morning drives, lingering overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returning late evening, overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dreary cold weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Black Friday marks start of rainy weekend for SE La.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thanksgiving Day starts off cooler with some dense fog, slight chance for isolated afternoon showers

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few storms before Thanksgiving

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more dry day; get the umbrellas ready

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Expect plenty of sunshine on the Monday before Thanksgiving

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet weather for early Thanksgiving travel

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice November weather rolls on

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sweaters and jackets this morning, sunglasses this afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice, quiet autumn weather continues

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fall for a day or three

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Friday the 13th looking good

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps still trending warmer than normal

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy morning, temps above normal yet again

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Air conditioners up and running in November

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Too warm for November

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Umbrellas could be handy this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No umbrellas today or Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: All quiet

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Unseasonably cold

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly start to November

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Gorgeous autumn weekend ahead