Cincinnati native Deb Silverman is thrilled to be part of the WCPO news team as the station's Butler/Warren County reporter. After all, she grew up watching the Bengals, Reds and 9News!
A graduate of Sycamore High School and Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Deb always knew she wanted to be a reporter.
She still has a copy of a school paper she wrote in first grade. The first line reads... "When I grow up, I want to be a writer."
That's proof her passion for journalism started long ago.
Deb began her television career at WCPO as an intern. She continued working at 9News as a field producer immediately after graduating from OU. Deb then jumped at the opportunity to spend several months at ABC's London Bureau.
While she was in London, Deb worked closely with network correspondents and anchors to bring the breaking news of Princess Diana's tragic death to American viewers. Before returning to WCPO, Deb worked as a reporter in Lincoln, Nebraska and Dayton, Ohio.
Deb is beginning to think that every time she goes on vacation she ends up working. She was in Houston at the time of the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster, she was stuck in New York during one of the largest snowstorms in the city's history and she was at a friend's wedding in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when Hurricane Henriette hit. Each time she put herself to work, sending stories back to WCPO viewers.
The story that stands out most in Deb's career, however, is the one she wrote after volunteering to spend 24 hours in jail. During this experience at the Butler County Jail, female inmates shared their stories with Deb. The award winning story explored what drives women to commit crimes over and over again.
Deb enjoys Pilates, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family when she's not working.
Reporter - Butler/Warren County Newsroom
Reporter - WKEF-TV Dayton, OH
Reporter - KOLN-TV Lincoln, NE
Desk Assistant - ABC News, London
Field Producer - WCPO-TV
Reporter/Anchor- WOUB-TV, Ohio University Public Television
Bachelor's Of Science in Broadcast Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University
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