Deborah joined NBR 24 years ago from The Independent, where she was founding production editor. As well as subediting print and online stories at NBR, she has been editor of the now defunct NBR NZ Property Investor and writes occasional special feature stories and reviews. Earlier she was a daily newspaper reporter, chief reporter and editor of several community papers. During her editorship, the Western Leader won the NZ Community Newspaper of the Year award and she has also won several newspaper design awards. Deborah has a diploma in dispute resolution from Massey University.