Debra Alfarone

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Debra Alfarone is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television Anchor and Reporter, whose live reports and features can be seen on WUSA9, the CBS station in the nation’s capital, Washington D.C.  She covers everything from breaking news to crime to stories of people making a difference. She joined the station in October, 2012. Debra was promoted to weekend evening Anchor in April 2015, after filling in at the anchor desk since her arrival. 
 
She’s covered the 2015 U.S. visit of Pope Francis, the search for UVA student Hannah Graham, and was nominated for an Emmy for her extensive coverage on the injustice of the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits nationwide.
 
Before that, Debra spent several years as a reporter in NYNJCT for PIX 11 News and NBC Connecticut. She was the first reporter on the scene when human remains thought to be the work of a Long Island serial killer were discovered at Gilgo Beach, and she relentlessly covered the record-breaking day-after-Christmas 2010 snow emergency that brought the city that never sleeps to a grinding halt.
 
Debra’s known for her conversational, creative and street-smart style of storytelling. 
 
What
Emmy Award-Nominated Anchor and Reporter who aces live shots, thrives on breaking news, is a compelling, creative storyteller and breathes new life into routine stories.
 
Where
WUSA9 – CBS  Station – Washington, D.C. (2012 – present)
Weekend Evening AnchorReporter 
Breaking news, crime, consumer and features
Broke exclusive story of a local sailor experiencing debilitating illness after serving on USS Ronald Reagan after Fukushima power plant explosion
First DC reporter on the ground after Sandy Hook elementary school massacre.
Covered the search for missing UVA student Hannah Graham
 
PIX 11 News – WPIX-TV – New York City (2010 – 2012)
General Assignment Reporter – 10pm and Morning News
Breaking news, crime, consumer and features
First reporter on scene at discovery of Gilgo Beach bodies, covered killing of Osama bin Laden, 5-part series on 10th anniversary of 911, 12 hours of Tropical Storm Irene coverage.
Host of “Alt Side” – weekly interview segment filmed in car during alternate-side-of-street-parking
 
NBC Connecticut HD – WVIT-TV, W.Hartford, CT. (2008 – 2010)
Morning Live Shot Reporter
Breaking news, crime, education, politics and features
Do live shots for MSNBC on local stories of national interest
Was first reporter on-air at Wesleyan University shooting, covered Yale Murder case, Avon Mountain crash courtroom trial
Received AP award for in-depth story comparing the 2008 recession to the Great Depression
 
News 12 Connecticut  (2004 – 2008)
General Assignment Reporter Fill-In Anchor
Breaking news, crime, education, politics and features
NY Emmy Award- Nominated
Associated Press Award
Connecticut Press Club for Spot News 2005, 2006, 2007
Several Society of Professional Journalists Awards
 
Time Warner Cable – Staten Island 76, Staten Island, New York  (2003 – 2004)
General Assignment Reporter  Fill-in Anchor
 
NY1 News, New York, New York  (2002 – 2003)
News Assistant – Field  Assignment Desk

When (I wasn’t in News)
 
Before switching into television in 2002, I was a Series 7 licensed Broker working in MarketingSalesBusiness Development roles for several Fortune 500 firms
Morgan Stanley
American Express
 
How (I got started)
B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
Broadcasting Study, New York University, New York, New York
 
Why
Because you will not find a journalist who works harder, and displays a more positive team-player attitude.




Debra Alfarone

 Washington, DC

Represented by:

Michael Naso
The Naso Group
 305-682-0564
Michael@nasogroup.com


 

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