Debora Villalon

Debora Villalon joined KTVU Channel 2 in 2008, and reports for the 10 O'Clock News.

During her 33 year career, she has covered countless Northern California stories, from the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, to the recent Asiana Airlines crash at SFO.

Debora was also KTVU's feature reporter during the San Francisco Giants World Series run of 2012, and traveled to St. Louis and Detroit to capture the fan excitement of that Championship.

Raised in Santa Rosa, Debora got her start in her hometown, at KFTY-TV, while she was finishing her broadcasting degree at San Francisco State University.

From the North Bay, Debora moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she was a weekend anchor and reporter for several years. She returned to the Bay Area to anchor for KOFY-TV in San Francisco, then spent 16 years as an anchor and reporter at ABC 7.

She traveled extensively on many prominent stories, including extended coverage from Austin, Texas when the 2000 election of President Bush was delayed by recount.

 After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Debora felt privileged to meet many of the families of United Flight 93, bound for San Francisco. She made multiple trips to the crash site in Shanksville, PA, and her profiles of the doomed passengers earned her a Northern California Emmy Award nomination.

At KTVU, Debora is thrilled to be at the station she grew-up watching, and reunited with old friends from her early TV days in Santa Rosa, Steve Paulson and Frank Somerville!

Debora enjoys travel, hiking, and an exasperating golf game. She lives in the North Bay with her husband and two children.

She welcomes all tips and story ideas!

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