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.
Andrew Sprauge is set to celebrate his ninth birthday next month.
It was another image of an animal struggling to escape flood waters Thursday afternoon, and it was hard to watch.
Cypresswood is a new retail center that houses a bank, sports shop, gym and more, but none of those businesses have reopened.
Though evacuations continued through Tuesday in some parts of the greater Houston area, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner turned his attention to the city's recovery from the second historic flood within the past year.
If you haven't been in downtown Houston in a while, you're missing out on seeing the future. Old buildings have been razed or renovated, parking lots are now real estate for new construction. It's like getting the house ready for visitors...Super Bowl visitors next year.