Contributing Reporter, Editor, and Host
Deborah is a contributing reporter, editor and host at KUOW. Since joining the staff in 2005, Deborah has done everything from political reporting to podcast hosting and is now serving as Interim News Director. She is an award–winning radio and television journalist whose career spans more than three decades.
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 Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and then spent months in 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. She is a long-time host on the TEDxSeattle stage.
In recent years, Deborah's reporting has focused on adolescents and mental health. She was the recipient of a 2018-2019 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship.
Deborah has won numerous awards for her reporting, including the Alfred I. DuPont Silver Baton, the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award and a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.
To see more of Deborah's past KUOW work, visit our archive site.
As protests for racial justice continue, some birding communities on Facebook are finding themselves under pressure to give space to more diverse voices.
There has been a surge in behavioral health symptoms since Covid-19 began. But state officials sayt the worst is yet to come.
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Leading brain experts talk with KUOW's Ross Reynolds and Deborah Wang to explore tips for well-being as we move into the acceptance phase of this "new normal."
More than 540 people in King County have died of Covid-19. But about 10 percent of those people were never tested for the disease when they were alive.
Hospitals are working very hard to make sure that healthcare workers stay physically healthy during this crisis. But what about their psychological health? What’s being done to support healthcare workers through this incredibly challenging time?
Emotions are high as kids and parents learn to navigate the new realities of Covid-19. Here's a way to get those emotions under control.
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Lovers of history are scrambling to save a beloved local institution. Last month, the National Archives and Records Administration abruptly announced it would close its Seattle facility.
A U.S. customs official admitted "enormous mistakes" when border agents subjected people of Iranian descent to long questioning at the Blaine border crossing, according to two congresswomen.
On a recent SoundQs segment we learned about historic bootlegger Roy Olmstead. Today we do a deep dive on another larger-than-life figure from that time, black business owner Doc Hamilton. Both men dealt in illegal alcohol, but had wholly different experiences with the temperance movement and the law.