Debra Alfarone is a Murrow-award-winning, Emmy-nominated TV Anchor and Reporter, whose live reports and hard-hitting stories can be seen on WUSA9, the CBS station in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Before that, Debra reported in the number one market, New York City, for PIX 11 News, realizing a dream to work for her hometown station. Prior to that, she greeted viewers every morning at NBC Connecticut, where she worked as a morning live shot reporter. Debra has a conversational, creative and street-smart style of storytelling – you know a “Debra” story when you see one.
Debra is also a highly sought after public speaker. Her 2015 TEDx Talk entitled “The Secret I Held My Whole Life – And How Changing 3 Words Set Me Free” inspires and empowers people to think about the “labels” they wear, consciously or subconsciously, and how they can hold you back or propel you forward.
Debra speaks at and emcees events for non-profits and organizations that strive to make life better for people, including Habitat for Humanity, Dreams for Kids DC, Mentors Inc., FAIR Girls, DC SAFE, Changing Perceptions, and the Charles County Correctional Center.
She also coaches and mentors thousands of young journalists across the country through social media, and through direct coaching relationships, inspiring them to be the best they can be.
Debra and her husband Josh live in DC, along with their rescue dog, Murray.