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An accomplished journalist, Deborah Knight began her career in media at the 2WG radio station in Wagga Wagga, NSW, after completing her studies at Charles Sturt University Bathurst.

Radio was Deborah's first love, and after several years fine tuning her skills, and keen for a new challenge, she took up an offer from Mix 106.5 in Sydney.

From there Deborah accepted a position with the ABC where she further secured a reputation as a serious journalist within the industry.

Her ability to quickly grasp new subject matter was quickly noticed and the national broadcaster utilised her talents across a variety of roles from rural reporting to Triple J, followed by the prestigious AM and breakfast program on Radio National.

From radio to television Deborah's first role as a presenter/reporter was with the much-loved ABC TV show "Landline".

Deborah's work, specifically interviewing the Prime Minister, caught the eye of TEN political editor Paul Bongiorno which in turn set the wheels in motion for a move to commercial television.

From the ABC, Deborah joined Network Ten in the Canberra Press Gallery. Covering two Federal elections and regularly presenting Meet the Press and the stations network news, before taking the leap overseas.

Deborah headed up TEN's US Bureau (based in Los Angeles) for 3 years, covering world changing stories including September 11, 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.

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

Deborah has joined the Today Show team as a newsreader on Mondays and Weekend Today, and a presenter of Nine's 11am and and 4,30pm bulletins on Fridays.

Deborah and husband Lindsay welcomed their first child, son Darcy in February 2009 and in October 2010 celebrated the arrival of her second child, daughter Elsa.