Debra Alfarone is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated TV Anchor, whose live reports and hard-hitting stories can be seen on WUSA9, the CBS station in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Debra anchors the weekend evening newscasts, and on weekdays, tells the stories affecting people in the D.C. area. She covers everything from breaking news to crime to stories of people making a difference. Debra’s known for her conversational, creative, and street-smart storytelling style, and for embracing social media and technology.
Debra is at her best when telling stories that inspire others. She most recently gave an inspirational TEDx talk to hundreds of students and faculty at Stony Brook University, and blogs about people overcoming extraordinary circumstances
Before coming to D.C., Debra spent several years as a reporter in NY/NJ/CT for PIX 11 News and NBC Connecticut. She also created “Alt Side” – a segment where she interviewed notable New Yorkers in her car during alternate-side-of-the-street-parking.
In addition to her ground-breaking journalism, Debra is a source of inspiration for the under-served communities in and around Washington, DC. From domestic violence survivors to formerly incarcerated men and women, Debra’s direct and loving approach provides the guidance and support needed to launch them to a new positive label.