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: Typical summer weather pattern returns

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Barry moves on; drier days on the way

Impacts of tropical depression Barry felt in Baton Rouge area

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First impacts of TS Barry to be felt soon

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tropical Storm Barry has formed

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: NHC issuing Potential Tropical Cyclone #2 Advisory

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot July day

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat Advisory issued for Baton Rouge

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another set of hot July days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few scattered showers

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weekend forecast looking a bit wetter

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rains expected next few days

Late afternoon showers could impact Wednesday drive home

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the low side for next few days

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Monday morning commute could get tricky

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain expected through weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Chances of rain continue to increase through Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Brutal heat, then rain for later in week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat remains the main factor for the next few days

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: First weekend of June to be mostly dry, hot

Remembering Hurricane Camille, 50 years later

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Partly cloudy and dry

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Very little, if any rain

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly dry, hot Memorial Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot, humid conditions expected for Memorial Day weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances near zero for Memorial Day weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer-like heat on the way for the week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Highs in the 80s Monday; Tuesday say hello to the 90s

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances for weekend bumped up a bit

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered rains, possible thunderstorms expected over weekend