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.
A family was robbed at gunpoint during a pre-dawn home invasion. A deputy constable on contract patrol broke up the robbery, but not before two of them escaped, stealing a paddle boat as a getaway vehicle
Investigators say Emanuel Molinar worked at a clinic in the 5200 block of Harrisburg. Patients tell us they're shocked by the allegations
What began as a 911 call Saturday to report a man was sick and needed an ambulance has grown into a homicide investigation.
A police raid on a duplex near the University of Houston last Friday netted a man wanted on an outstanding warrant. It also set off a chain of events that ended in the shooting of a neighbor's pet.
Imagine having to suddenly grab what was most important to you -- then leaving your home for a shelter. Dozens of residents near the flooded Trinity River have been living at one for about a month