About Debra Alfarone

debra01Debra 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.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Debra Alfarone Has That New York Swag. Pizazz In Spirit. Panache In Manner. Incorporate Talent and Beauty, You Have Your True Renaissance Woman.

    1. dalfarone says:

      Wow, what an endorsement! Thanks, James!

  2. mike mcginley says:

    DEBRA I can’t say enough nice things about you on this whole page. YOU have always been so very nice and sweet and always there for me in my ups and downs. YOUR beautiful inside and out. AND very glad to know and tweet with you. I may need a favor soon i’ll let you know. HOPE to meet one day. LUV U xo

  3. John Etheridge says:

    Just saw you live on the 6:00pm news beautiful as ever,be safe in the coming rain

  4. Mike Kuharcik says:

    You are a wonderful person and have such a bright future ahead of you. Keep driving for what you want out of life D! We will miss you very much!! Mike and Ryan K.

    1. dalfarone says:

      Thank you Michael and Ryan! You are both wonderful, thanks for your support!

  5. Peter Damour says:

    I had the great privilege of meeting Ms. Alfarone at the PIX Studio in the summer of 2012. She is one sweet and hilarious lady. She is just GREAT!!!!

    1. dalfarone says:

      Wow, thank you, Peter!

  6. I just love you lady! You have great insight and enjoy reading your uplifting, tell-it-like-it-is posts. They inspire me. Thank you so much. (((Hugs))) and smiles 🙂 🙂

  7. Aidan Sutton says:

    Hi I’m Aidan Sutton a fire fighter from Northern Ireland and on 26th of June 2015 myself and a colleague of mine are travelling to Fairfax Virginia to take part in the World Police and Fire Games. This event is massive and there could be as many as 15,000 competitors arriving to Fairfax and DC never mind those arriving with them. Basically what I’m asking is if there’s any tours of any of the governmental departments like The Whitehouse while we are there. I follow you on Twitter and would be aware that you are very successful in your field. Even if you could email me some information on DC and places we should visit. I’m sure you are a very busy lady and will totally understand if you don’t get the time.
    Many thanks and regards
    Aidan Sutton (fire fighter in Ireland)

    1. dalfarone says:

      Hello Aidan – Thank you for writing. I’m familiar with the World Police and Fire Games, and yes, there are so many things to do and see while you are here. I suggest signing up for a White House visit as early as you can. For security reasons, it’s not something you can just show up and do. I also recommend going up in the Washington Monument, that’s free but requires a sign up as well. And lastly, to see the monuments at night is truly breath-taking. Good luck, thanks for following me, and enjoy your visit.

      1. Aidan Sutton says:

        Thank you very much Debra I really appreciate that.

  8. Aidan Sutton says:

    Debra, will there be any Baseball of basketball games on in June/July…. Myself and my mate would love to take in a game … any game becaus ewe’rr real sports fans. I would love an American Football game but I’m sure your season would be in the quiet time?
    I’m sorry if I’m sounding like a stalker.

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