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 city approved millions of dollars that will help get METRO's light rail project in southeast Houston moving. The overpass will be built near the train tracks on Harrisburg near Hughes
A developer taking action to turn things around at a troubled apartment complex says he does it not for the money, but the happiness he feels when he sees lives changing, because of a decent place to live
While an unprecedented Ebola outbreak rages in western Africa, work on a vaccine and treatment for the deadly viruses proceeds a half-world away in Galveston
Doctors determined the bullet went in and out, grazing the victim's head but not penetrating his skull. Now he's out of the hospital and talking about the shooting
A family says an officer's actions during a traffic stop led to their dog's death