OUR PATRON – Deborah Knight

An accomplished journalist and news Presenter, Deborah Knight is one of the most versatile members of the Channel 9 family, who is much loved by audiences.

After completing her journalism studies at Charles Sturt University Bathurst, she began her media career in radio, starting out in Wagga Wagga before heading to Sydney to read news for Commercial radio.

From there Deborah accepted a position with the ABC where her ability to quickly grasp new subject matter saw her excel in a variety of roles – from rural reporting, to Triple J, along with reporting for current affairs programs like AM and filling in as host on Breakfast on Radio National.

Deborah made the move into Television as the Presenter and reporter for the much-loved ABC program “Landline”.

Deborah’s work, specifically interviewing then Prime Minister John Howard, caught the eye of TEN political editor Paul Bongiorno, which saw her move to commercial television.

Deborah joined Network Ten in the Canberra Press Gallery, covering several Federal elections and regularly presenting Meet the Press and Ten Network news, before taking the leap overseas.

Deborah headed up TEN’s US Bureau for 3 years, covering world changing stories including the September 11 terrorist attacks, 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.

Renowned for her warmth and journalistic skills, she took up a new challenge with the Nine Network in December 2011.

Deborah joined the Today Show team as a newsreader and has shown her versatility as a reporter and Presenter across a range of Channel 9 shows, including the Network news bulletins, Sydney’s 6pm news, A Current Affair and Weekend Today.

She was founding Presenter and reporter for Financial Review Sunday, and is currently Host of the Today Show Weekend edition.

Deborah and husband Lindsay have 3 children – son Darcy born in 2009, and daughters Elsa and Audrey born in 2010 and 2016.

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