Deb Knapp

Anchor

Deb Knapp
Deb Knapp
Anchor
Debora Knapp joined KATU in March of 2002.

A Northwest native, Deb grew up in Tacoma, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University. She started her career in Montana as an anchor/reporter.

In 1996 she helped launch, the nation's first state wide cable news channel called The Ohio News Network, in Columbus Ohio. An award winning journalist, Debora was honored with a first place award for her documentary on John Glenn's return to space.

She is also part of a "team Emmy" for her work with the CBS affiliate in Columbus WBNS. During her 6 years with ONN she reported regularly for WBNS.

Through KATU, Deb has been active with Make a Wish of Oregon. She is now a "wish granter," helping facilitate the wish process for children with life-threatening medical conditions. She is also involved with The March of Dimes prematurity campaign of Oregon.

Deb, has a passion for the arts. She trained for 17 years in classical ballet, and is a former board member and avid supporter of Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Recent stories by Deb Knapp

Family Matters Orange Theory Fitness  Orange Theory Fitness (Video)
Here's a look at a new training program spreading to gyms across the country. It uses color to keep you aware of how hard your body's working.
Family Matters Commit 2 Be Fit: The positive effects of battling cancer with exercise Commit 2 Be Fit: The positive effects of battling cancer with exercise (Video)
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found that an hour of walking lowered breast cancer risk by 14 percent for women in their 50s – when the risk is greater. Do more exercise and get nearly double the protection. The reason: Exercise cuts down body fat that can trigger cancer-causing hormones.
Home Waffles and Wishes raises nearly $60,000 Waffles and Wishes raises nearly $60,000 (Video)
KATU's Deb Knapp emceed the annual breakfast fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The money raised goes to support local kids battling life-threatening medical conditions.
Family Matters Off the couch to 5K challenge Off the couch to 5K challenge (Video)
KATU's Deb Knapp has accepted a challenge from former drill sergeant Willie Wilcoxen, a leader of an exercise group at the Port of Portland, to get off the couch, out the door and run a 5K. She wants you to join her.