- Full Name Debra Alfarone
- Occupation Journalist, Coach & Host
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Hicksville, New York, USA
- Birth Date Not Disclosed
Debra Alfarone | BiographyHost of Podcast 'Sh*t I Wish I Knew In My Twenties'
Alfarone left WUSA-TV on 7 October 2018 and then joined CBS Newspath as a freelance correspondent in October 2019. Since joining CBS Newspath, she has covered the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and other stories originating from Washington D.C. Furthermore, she covered the 2020 election and the death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She also reported on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Debra Alfarone is an American journalist and entrepreneur. She is a Washington, D.C.-based CBS Newspath freelance correspondent and the founder of Debra Alfarone Media.
Who is Debra Alfarone?
Debra Alfarone is an award-winning television anchor and reporter.
She has been working as a Network TV correspondent at CBS News and Newspath since 2019. She previously served as a reporter and anchor at the CBS affiliate WUSA-TV.
Before that, she worked as a general assignment reporter at WPIX-TV, NBC Connecticut, and News 12 Connecticut.
In addition, Alfarone is an on-camera confidence coach, keynote speaker, media trainer, and online course creator.
In July 2021, she launched Sh*t I Wish I Knew In My Twenties, a podcast and video series based on her book, scheduled to be published in 2022. In addition, she has a self-titled YouTube channel with 5.09k subscribers as of February 2022.
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Early Life and Education
Alfarone grew up in Hicksville, New York, where she dropped out of high school when she was a student.
In a 2020 NBC News article, she said she never thought she could go after her dream. She said she used to have different labels like 'high school dropout' and 'not good enough.'
She also said she wore physical labels like 'not pretty enough' and 'Not skinny enough,' which she considered harsh and ridiculous.
Nevertheless, Alfarone earned her GED and then a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Alfarone began her career at CBS after being hired as a reporter and anchor at Washington D.C.-based CBS affiliate WUSA-TV in October 2012.
She worked at WUSA-TV for six years, delivering the news that affected people living in Washington D.C. and beyond.
During that time, she covered a variety of beats from politics to education and crime to controversy. For example, she covered the 2016 election night in New York City and Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States.
She also reported searching for missing UVA student Hannah Graham and the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre. Additionally, she covered the fight for sex trafficking survivors and other victims of crime.
Furthermore, she anchored the weekend evening edition of WUSA9 News, which earned an 'Edward R. Murrow Award' and 'Emmy Award.' She also frequently served as a fill-in anchor for the weekday editions.
Alfarone left WUSA-TV on 7 October 2018 and then joined CBS Newspath as a freelance correspondent in October 2019. Since joining CBS Newspath, she has covered the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and other stories originating from Washington D.C.
Furthermore, she covered the 2020 election and the death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She also reported on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alfarone is married to her husband, Josh Silverman, the founder of Edge Education, launched in 2008. The couple tied the knot on 2 July 2017. Their marriage ceremony was held at now-defunct Malmaison in Washington, D.C.
Alfarone and her husband celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in 2021. Posting a wedding snap on Instagram on 6 July 2021, she detailed how she met her match in the caption. She wrote she suffered heartbreak after dating the same guy for a long time. She then decided she would no longer look for love and would only do what felt right in her gut and what soothed her soul.
"When Josh reached out, I told him I was looking for a serious relationship. When he told me he had just gotten out of a relationship and wasn't looking for a girlfriend, I kindly wished him luck and told him to reach out to me when he was," she wrote, adding, "He did."
Stating "Josh was #worththewait," she concluded, "He's not perfect. I'm not perfect. And there's no one else I'd rather spend my life with."
Additionally, Alfarone said her husband raises rescue dogs with her. The couple has two rescue dogs named Murray and Baxter.