Deborah graduated from the University of Houston with a degree from the now-prestigious English department. Although she never planned for a career in television, it came about naturally. Her father was a leading Hollywood cinematographer and her mother loved literature, so Deborah combined both backgrounds and became a broadcast news reporter.
Among her accomplishments -- winning the prestigious Headliners Award for her coverage of the Mexico City earthquake. She and her photographer were the first crew in the world to get stories out of the site of one of the world's most massive natural disasters.
She reported live from Galveston throughout the night when hurricane Alicia hit - even risking a drive off the Galveston seawall at the height of the storm to get the stories back to the station.
In between the breaking news stories that punctuate a reporter's job, Deborah focuses her interest on statewide issues and politics.
Her abiding interests include local history and anything to do with animals.
Two years ago, the day after Halloween, Joyce Smith had a customer problem that she says haunts her still, and she says it was an arrest that shouldn't have happened
To cut down six large oak trees on one of the most traveled streets inside Houston's inner loop is unusual. To take them down after dark is even more so.
One woman may be paralyzed and the other may lose an arm after they were shot by an Atascocita homeowner during an alleged break-in
While news of cheaper gas has drivers rejoicing, it could mean bad news for the many people who work in the oil and gas industry in the Houston area
Ten years ago, the man who is now an HIV positive sex offender wrote a letter to his trial judge, when he was first convicted of sexual assault