Contributing Reporter, Editor, and Host
Deborah is a contributing reporter at KUOW and the host of SoundQs, a podcast fueled by listener curiosity. 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.
Anxiety disorders can hit at any time in a person’s life. Doctors urge early treatment, especially for young kids.
It's a giant, block-long building surrounded by a chain-link fence. To the neighbors in this leafy Seattle neighborhood, the place is an enigma. So what's inside this giant US government warehouse? Is this where documents just go to die?
Yes, it's illegal. But that doesn't stop residents of other cities from doing it. SoundQs host Deborah Wang teamed up with Record producer Adwoa Gymiah-Brempong and sidewalk artist Peregrine Church to answer this listener question about jaywalking.
Deborah Wang answers listener questions like, who would win in a fight, a crow, or an eagle? Why don't longtime Seattleites jaywalk? And who rides the bus in King County?
Unlike kids, dogs are taken nearly everywhere: restaurant patios, taprooms, even the grocery store.
Here at SoundQs, we get a lot of questions about animals. We’re talking rats, bats, squirrels, crows, opossums, you name it. On this episode, we answer a dozen of your urban wildlife questions.
International students face lots of pressures. They have to learn to navigate a new culture and education system, far from family and friends. That led one listener to wonder, what's the mental health status of international students?
Seattle has the third largest Sephardic Jewish community in the United States, according to some estimates.
You can blame Doc Maynard, Arthur Denny and glaciers.
Issaquah High School is like hundreds of other suburban schools around the country. But unlike most of those schools, the campus rings with the sound of gunshots.