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.
So you’re in the car, rushing to an appointment, and suddenly traffic stops. In front of you – a drawbridge opens - and a single boat goes through. Frustrating right? Now imagine if you’re on a barge, heading towards that same bridge.
Every year, thousands of people fall victim to this little known hack.
On this week's episode of SoundQs we look at the safety and etiquette of foraging in the city.
Ruby had a very special Instagram name. Ruby. Just Ruby. She turned down $65,000 to sell it. Then she got hacked.
...and she got hacked.
It's breeding season for Cooper's Hawks. They are now prolific in Seattle. Just listen for their screeches.
What can parents do to try to prevent anxiety disorders from arising in their children? We get answers from two experts.
When kids struggle with serious anxiety, even well-meaning parents often say or do exactly the wrong things. "Nobody gives you the playbook for the ‘do’s and don'ts’ of this anxious child business," said one expert.
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?