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Deb Hope Biography – Deb Hope Wiki

Deb Hope, also known as Deborra Hope, was a former Canadian journalist, anchor and reporter at Global BC. For two generations, Hope was one of the most iconic faces in B.C. She read the news at noon, 5 p.m., and, eventually, BCTV’s top-rated flagship 6 p.m. broadcast, usually alongside Tony Parsons.

Born in Trail, she left when she was 18 to attend the University of British Columbia, and it was there she got her first taste of journalism by reading newscasts on the campus radio station, CITR, and writing for the Ubyssey newspaper.

She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in French, then moved to Carleton University in Ottawa where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism with honours.

There, she began working for The Canadian Press wire service as a junior reporter, but longed to return to her home province. Her first job back in B.C. was with the now-defunct United Press Canada news agency, and after three years, she joined BCTV, where she became a common face in living rooms around B.C.

She represented Global and worked with countless charities, including projects for the Courage To Come Back Awards, Make-A-Wish Foundation, United Way, Canuck Place, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital, the Variety Telethon, BC Children’s Hospital, and the AIDS Walk for Life.

Hope retired in 2014, and was then diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which eventually led to her living in a nursing home.

Deb Hope Age

Deborra Brown was born on October 11, 1955, in Trail, British Columbia, Canada. She passed away in May 2023 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was 67.

Deb Hope Husband

Deborra Hope was married to her husband, Roger, a cameraman at Global BC.

Deb Hope Family

Former Global BC anchor Deb Hope is survived by her husband, Roger, and daughters Katherine and Roxanne.

Deb Hope Death

Former Global BC anchor and reporter Deb Hope died in May 2023 at the age of 67.

“It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Deb Hope,” Global B.C. said in a statement. “She was one of the most iconic faces in B.C. for decades and will be deeply missed. We are thinking of her family and loved ones. RIP Deb.”

Former meteorologist and colleague, Wayne Cox, told Global News Monday it was a “sad day” for the Global and BCTV families.

“Deb was such a professional,” he said. “She was probably the hardest-working person in the entire newsroom when I worked with her. Also, when I worked with her, it was the laugh, and the smile, and those eyes of hers. She was a remarkable person.”

Cox said Tony Parsons once said that Hope was the best audience anyone could ever have as she did not hide her emotions. He added that Hope was the person who suggested he wear his Hawaiian shirts in the studio as he would only wear them on location. Cox became known for his colourful Hawaiian shirts during his Global BC broadcasts.

Global BC News producer Tim Perry wrote on Twitter: “Unparalleled professional, enough personality to fill BC Place to bursting, mind-boggling talent. One of the greatest, if not the greatest honour of my career is to be able to say I was her producer. Heaven now rings with one of the greatest laughs the world has ever known.”

Global BC News Hour Anchor Chris Gailus tweeted: “This was a gut-punch this morning, but on a station-wide call we laughed and cried together sharing stories of Deb’s intelligence, integrity, compassion, generosity and that gawdam giggle that could light up a room or captivate an audience. Deb was special and we all loved her.”

Deb Hope Cause of Death

Legendary B.C. broadcaster Deb Hope died from Alzheimer’s disease.

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