Contributing Reporter, Editor, and Host
Deborah is a contributing reporter, editor and host at KUOW. She is an award–winning radio and television journalist whose career spans more than three decades.
As the recipient of a 2018-2019 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, Deborah is currently focusing her reporting on adolescents and mental health.
Deborah's first reporting job was at public radio station WFCR in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1990, she went to work for National Public Radio and served as NPR's Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. During that time, she covered the Persian Gulf War from coalition headquarters in Saudi Arabia and then spent many months in Kuwait, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq filing stories on the war's aftermath.
In 1993, she joined ABC News as a television correspondent in Beijing and Hong Kong, and covered, among other things, Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule. In 1999, she set up the network's first news bureau in Seattle.
Deborah has also worked as an on–air anchor for CNN International, as host of IN Close on KCTS9 Public Television in Seattle, and she is a long-time host on the TEDxSeattle stage.
Deborah has won numerous awards for her reporting, including the Alfred I. DuPont Silver Baton for coverage of the first Gulf War, and the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for best radio documentary. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University.
To see more of Deborah's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
Planes, kayaks, sailboats. How do seaplane pilots find a safe place to land on Lake Union?
Can you drink that water that was bottled years ago? We brought in experts to help us answer a listener question about earthquake preparedness.
You've stockpiled your emergency water, but how concerned should you be about those expiration dates? And how much water do experts have in their emergency kits? You might be surprised.
Campaigns are spending record amounts of money on ads that border on the ghoulish.
A shooting range next to a middle school? This episode will look at why some in Issaquah think that is completely normal and why others are looking to move the guns.
You asked, we answered.
Douglass McCrea wonders why he is seeing fewer sea lions at the Ballard Locks. We'll explore the mystery.
SoundQs is a new podcast by KUOW launching October 18. We'll answer your questions, such as what's the origin of the Seattle dog? Are our schools ready for an earthquake? And did you know there are nude beaches in Seattle?
Deborah Wang talks to Susie Lee, the Seattle-based founder and CEO of the online dating app Siren, about the history of computer facilitated dating.