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: Much cooler start to April

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning rain, isolated storms


  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Highs near record-breaking

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Too warm and mainly dry

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: It doesn’t feel like late March


  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Low-end risk for severe weather Friday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Final hours of winter

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog for morning commute

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A bit of St. Patty’s green on Doppler

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler morning out the door

  FIRST ALERT: Friday starts foggy, becomes unseasonably warm

  FIRST ALERT: Dense fog impacting SE La. and SW Miss.; use extra caution

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dense fog advisory, allow extra drive time

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Patchy fog, light rain; ‘spring-like’ Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Few showers, breezy and mild

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No complaints; all good for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy, breezy; no rain through the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Be prepared for an active weather day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers today, severe weather threat increasing Tues.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weekend weather looks nearly perfect

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The big chill is back


  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Spotty Lundi Gras showers

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold Friday despite sunshine

  FIRST ALERT: Foggy morning; rains on the way

  FIRST ALERT: Wet weather pattern continues

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chilly start to Valentine’s Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Winter-like temperatures return to south Louisiana