I’m Deborah

Over the past two decades at CNN, I have covered everything from heart-wrenching tragedies to critical social issues. I created this space to offer you a glimpse into where I’ve been, where I’m going and the people and stories that are meaningful to me. It is my hope they will inspire, inform and create a deeper understanding of the world in which we live.

My Latest Features


Removing our Masks After Covid19: Lessons of a Pandemic

I come from a long line of optimists, my great-grandmother born in the late 1800’s, chief among them.  Like her or, perhaps, because of her I am genetically predisposed to look for the silver lining even amidst the panic of a pandemic, keenly aware we are all just a point in time.   Amidst the relentless assault of bad news, there have been extraordinary and emotionally overwhelming acts of selflessness and kindness.  There are good things that have come out of all this.  In fact, for the first time in my adult life, I have stopped long enough to rediscover and

Mystery Marine Death

Why would a decorated Marine Lieutenant and JAG lawyer investigating corruption in Iraq allegedly commit suicide weeks before coming home to see his children? His widow believes she has evidence to prove he was murdered.

Inside the Pulse Night Club

When a self-proclaimed ISIS gunman stormed into the Pulse nightclub, Orlando’s police department was criticized for not rescuing hostages more quickly. What really happened? A CNN original.

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