2017 Celebrity EMCEE — Deborah Ferguson
Deborah Ferguson co-anchors NBC 5 Today weekday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. She joined the station in 1991 after starting her journalism career as a reporter/anchor for WBAP Radio in Fort Worth.
She’s earned professional recognition throughout her career including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor – News presented by American Women in Radio and Television. Other honors come from American Women in Communications, Association for Women Journalists, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas Press Club, and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter.
Deborah’s time out of the newsroom is frequently spent at community and charitable events especially those focused on empowering girls through education. She recently joined the advisory council for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, the first all-girls school in the Fort Worth ISD. She’s often in area schools stressing the importance of education and encouraging future journalists.
She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in broadcast journalism which set her on the path to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a reporter. While in college, she interned at NBC 5 and joined the staff just a few years later.
Deborah is married to WBAP sports anchor Steve Lamb.