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.
The Crestmont Village Apartments were a problem for neighbors when the complex was occupied. Now, the empty building and a neighboring apartment in ruins continue to be a nuisance.
A man has been charged with indecency with a child and accused of flashing a 12-year-old girl as she walked near a public library in northeast Houston.
You've heard about renter's nightmares, electricity turned off, leaking roofs and tenants who complain the problems aren't fixed quickly.
We're following a developing story in east Harris County where a woman and a man have been shot and killed in two different locations. Sheriff Deputies are investigating to see if the shootings are related.
Amber Cranfill was driving on the south belt near Fondren Road when something caught her eye.