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 Foods to keep you fit Foods to keep you fit(Video)
KATU's Deb Knapp caught up with registered dietitian Megan Roosevelt, who is the founder of Health Grocery Girl.
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.
Family Matters Commit 2 Be Fit: Working out & gaining weight Commit 2 Be Fit: Working out & gaining weight(Video)
You've been going to the gym for months. So why is the number on the scale headed in the wrong direction? We asked the experts to get you some answers and help explain why your workout isn't necessarily working out.
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.
Business Dave's Killer Bread set to expand nationwide Dave's Killer Bread set to expand nationwide(Photo Gallery)(Video)
It was a killer day on Thursday for the employees of Dave’s Killer Bread. They were all greeted by surprise post-Christmas bonus checks and the big news that Dave’s plans to expand nationally next year now that the company has joined forces with a new equity partner.
Home Teen asks Make-A-Wish for his very own 'man cave' Teen asks Make-A-Wish for his very own 'man cave'(Video)
For nearly 30 years, Make-A-Wish Oregon has been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Some involve dream destinations or meeting their idols. One teen asked for a 'man cave' and we talked to him about the inspiration behind his wish.
Home Talking to your kids about cancer Talking to your kids about cancer(Video)
One of the hardest parts of any disease can be talking to your kids and telling them Mom or Dad is sick. Meet one mom who had to do just that when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.