Deanna Dewberry, who recently joined NBC 5, will be the station's new consumer/investigative reporter and will anchor the 6:30 p.m. weeknight newscast on digital channel 5.2, the station announced Tuesday. As you'll see below, she has her own story to tell, and it's a moving one.
Scott Friedman, who left NBC 5's morning newscast several months ago to head the station's investigative team, will continue in that role, with Dewberry focusing on issues important to DFW consumers.
Dewberry was most recently at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where she spent nearly eight years as an anchor/investigative reporter. She has also worked in Little Rock, Lubbock and DFW, where she worked as an anchor/reporter at Texas Cable News and WFAA/Channel 8. Here farewell to her Indianapolis viewers is here. Here's a farewell from her WISH colleagues.
She is a UT-Austin grad and has won several awards, including four regional Emmys, including three from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy Awards last year for nvestigative report, a feature report and anchoring. If you watched the whole clip above, you've seen that Dewberry has had cancer -- three times. In Indianopolis, she reported on her and others' cancer struggles. Here's one of those clips, which will tell you a lot about her.
Digital channel 5.2 is available on broadcast or on cable at Time Warner Channel 365, Verizon 460, Charter 105, One Source 801, GEUS 126, Grande 280 and Suddenlink 110/128/731.