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Deborah Duncan

2011 Speaker

Deborah Duncan began honing her interviewing skills as a child raised in a military family, moving constantly. She was determined to learn everything about her new friends as they came into her life.Duncan began her career in radio and made the switch to television as a reporter. She found a home in Austin, Texas, where she worked at the local CBS and ABD stations. Duncan later moved to Dallas, where she started a talk show called “Good Morning Texas” and anchored the morning news at WFAA-TV. Duncan was also co-host of a talk show for Lifetime Television called “Our Home,” in New York City and later returned to Houston in 2002 to join KHOU-TV Channel 11 as an anchor on “11 News This Morning” and “Great Day Houston.” Duncan is the recipient of many local and national awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards and a Telly Award. Her achievements on the air, however, are transcended by her commitment and dedication to community service. She is passionate about many causes and chairs numerous community events. She serves on the national board of directors for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and is a board member for the Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP). Duncan earned a degree in radio, television and film at The University of Texas in Austin.