Deb Hope Biography

Deb Hope

Quick Facts Of Deb Hope

Celebrated Name Deb Hope
Age -1 Years
Nick Name Deb
Birth Name Deborra Brown
Birth Date 1955
Gender Female
Profession Journalist
Birth Nation Canada
Place Of Birth Trail, British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
University University of British Columbia
Education Bachelor of Arts degree.
College / University Carleton University
Educational Qualification Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
Husband Roger Hope
Daughter 2
Net Worth $500k
Death Date October 8, 2020
Famous For Famous as a former Canadian journalist, anchor, and producer
Best Known For Known for being the former anchor on the Global TV owned and operated station "CHAN-TV"
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Black
Height 5ft 5 inches
Weight 61kg

Deb Hope was a former Canadian journalist, anchor, and producer who was well-known for being the anchor on the Vancouver Global TV owned and operated station "CHAN-DT". Hope worked as a host on the Early News at 5 pm and the "InSight" segment of the News Hour at 6 for the news station "CHAN-DT". She left her job in March 2014 after announcing she would be stepping down. Later, the reason for her retirement was found to be her Alzheimer's disease.

Besides on October 8, 2020, Hope died fighting her six-year-long Alzheimer's disease.

What was Deb Hope famous for?

  • Famous as a former Canadian journalist, anchor, and producer
  • Known for being the former anchor on the Global TV owned and operated station "CHAN-TV"

Where was Deb Hope from?

Deb Hope was born in 1955 in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. Her birth name was Deborra Brown. Canadian was her nationality. Her ethnicity was White.

Hope was born and raised in a small town in the West Kootenays. She did her schooling from a local school. She also enrolled at the University of British Columbia from where she got graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  While in the University, she began her journalism career by reading news on the campus radio station, CiTR. She also reported for the school's newspaper "The Ubyssey".

Then, she decided to pursue her career as a journalist. So, she moved to Ottawa where she attended Carleton University and got graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

Deb Hope Career: Highlights

  • Deb Hope started her professional journalism career by working as a junior reporter for The Canadian Press in Ottawa.
  • Then, she returned to British Columbia where she joined the now-defunct United States Press Canada.
  • She worked in the press for three years.
  • She joined a Canadian news TV channel "BCTV" in 1981.
  • She continued working for the channel whose name later changed to CTV. 
  • Hope gained recognition after she began working as an anchor and producer for Global TV's owned and operated station "CHAN-DT".
  • She co-hosted the Early News at 5 p.m on the channel along with Tony Parsons.
  • She also had hosted the "Insight" segment of the News Hour at 6.
  • In March 2014, she took retirement from her job.

Deb Hope husband

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Deb Hope Husband

Deb Hope was a married woman. She was married to Roger Hope. Roger is a former Global BC news cameraman. The couple got married after dating for 4 years. The couple was also blessed with two daughters. She also had become blessed with a grandchild.

Hope left her job as an anchor at the age of 59 after she announced that she would be stepping down. Moreover, it was announced that she had developed Alzheimer's disease. Her co-workers also said they had noticed she was beginning to make mistakes with words occasionally while reading the news. Then, she lived at home with her family for some years before entering a long-term care facility.

Deb Hope Death

Deb Hope died at the age of 65 on October 8, 2020, by fighting against her six years long Alzheimer's disease. The announcement of her death was made by her husband. She was survived by her husband and daughters. Many of her colleagues shared their sympathy with Hope's family for her loss. Global BC also tweeted about her demise and shared sympathy with her family.

Deb Hope Net Worth

Deb Hope had earned a good amount of income from her profession as an anchor and producer. Having started her career while enrolling at the university, she had managed to accumulate a net worth of $500k. Her net worth included all her property. She was living a luxurious lifestyle at the time of her death.

 Deb Hope Height

Deb Hope was a beautiful woman in her mid-60s. She had a fair complexion with blonde hair and a pair of black eyes. She stood at a height of 5ft 5 inches and had a bodyweight of 61kg. 

Did You Know?

  • Deb's first anchor job was on the Noon News.
  • She was the first western journalist (after the revolution) invited to tour the Yangtze River Gorge in China before it was flooded for hydroelectric power.
  • She had a huge weight loss after her retirement suffering from Alzheimer's disease
  • Deb also had become the grandmother of her grandchild.