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: Another summer sizzler, but some relief ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Great back to school weather

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Enjoy your weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Enjoy your Thurs., no umbrellas needed for most

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Several umbrella-free days ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: One more umbrella day, drier weather on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Locally heavy rainfall possible

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain expected as TS Hanna churns across Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain starts today, continues through

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chance increases

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer heat rules the day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon spotty showers to punctuate another hot day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Getting ready for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another rainy afternoon ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another day of heat-related challenges

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Ongoing serious heat

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Challenging summer weather

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Serious summertime heat

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Some rain today, drier days ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rainfall possible again; trending drier tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More umbrella days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Changing weather just in time for holiday weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: And the heat continues

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Steam machine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Limit outdoor activities due to Saharan Dust

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More rain possible today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Umbrellas back in the picture

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Last day of spring