Deb Knapp


Deb Knapp
Deb Knapp
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

Local Group prenatal care sees surge Group prenatal care sees surge (Video)
Group prenatal care is seeing a surge. Instead of having a one-on-one doctor's visit before having your baby, you're in a room with more than a dozen other moms going through the same experience.
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.