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 FORECAST: Cold start, isolated showers possible

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry and colder morning commute

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Everybody gets rain today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy morning, rain overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry and chilly, rain returns Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Quiet today, rain returns Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking the next rain maker

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Thanksgiving, Black Friday expected to stay dry; rain returns for weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon/evening scattered showers prior to overnight threat of severe weather

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns before Thanksgiving

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late Friday into Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns with cold front Friday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Foggy to the south, dry and quiet

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Picture perfect start to the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Nice weather incoming

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns to the area

Wednesday’s low temps break 112-year record

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hard Freeze Warning issued for Baton Rouge area

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Last mild day before arctic blast

  First Alert Weather: Cooler temps have arrived

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool temps, clouds persist through Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunrise temps Thursday expected to be in the 50s

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers continue with cold front behind them

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Soggy weather continues for the next few days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Get the rain gear ready for the beginning of the workweek

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cool front rolling through Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: When we’ll get our next cool front

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool temps, with another front on the way Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The cool front has arrived

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Finally going to feel like fall in the coming days