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: 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

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slight cool front expected Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer temps continue for now

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer heat continues, but cold front could be around the corner

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold front possible arriving early next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Dry start to the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, dry weather pattern continues

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, dry conditions continue

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No sign of fall in sight

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Still not feeling much like autumn

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Area won’t feel like Fall anytime soon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Local area to stay mostly dry Friday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Could see some spotty showers

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fringe rain bands will continue to roll through parts of our area

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers, t-storms return

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Not much change to the weather pattern this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, dry conditions persist; TS Humberto expected to form in next couple days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Temps and tropics heating up

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Above normal temps, little rainfall expected for the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: No Heat Advisory

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: All quiet on Doppler Radar

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory in effect

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Watch out for areas of patchy fog

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Locally heavy afternoon showers

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely Friday through Monday