From there Deborah accepted an excellent opportunity to join state broadcaster the ABC, where she further secured a reputation as a serious and noteworthy journalist within the industry. Her ability to swiftly grasp new subject matter was quickly noticed and the national broadcaster utilised her talents across a variety of roles from rural reporting to Triple J, followed by the prestigious AM and breakfast program on Radio National. From radio to television Deborah’s first role as a presenter/reporter was with the much-loved ABC TV show Landline.
Deborah’s work, specifically interviewing the Prime Minister, caught the eye of Channel Ten which in turn set the wheels in motion for a move to commercial television. From the ABC, Deborah joined Network Ten in the Canberra Press Gallery. Deb covered two Federal elections and regularly presented Meet the Press and the station’s network news, before taking the leap overseas. Here, Deborah headed up Ten’s US bureau (based in Los Angeles) for three years, covering world-changing stories including September 11, which Deborah counts as one of the highlights of her career and the re-election of George W Bush and the Iraq War.
Deborah returned to Australia in November 2004 and became co-anchor of Sydney’s Ten News at Five bulletin in January 2006. In 2011 Deborah moved to Channel Nine to take up the opportunity to join their on-air news team. Deborah is a regular news presenter for the Today Show, anchors Nine News bulletins and updates throughout the day during the week. She is also the co-host of Nine’s popular Weekend Today. In 2012, Deb was appointed host of the network’s new business program Financial Review Sunday. Deborah and husband Lindsay welcomed their first child, son Darcy in February 2009 and in October 2010 celebrated the arrival of her second child, daughter Elsa.