Dewberry new to NBC5, but familiar with D-FW
09/14/12 06:34 AM
By ED BARK
Fort Worth-based NBC5 has added Deanna Dewberry to its reporting staff.
The 1992 University of Texas at Austin grad is scheduled to join the station next month from WISH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis. She has been at WISH since 2005, following a seven-year stint as an anchor/reporter at Belo-owned/Dallas-based Texas Cable News Network and WFAA8.
Her move was first reported by the subscription site newsblues.com and confirmed Friday morning by NBC5 spokesman Brian Hocker. He said that Dewberry will be a consumer/investigative reporter for the station, with a formal announcement of her hiring coming later.
Dewberry has been co-anchoring the noon and 5 p.m. newscasts at WISH. She is a survivor of leukemia and two diagnoses of breast cancer, the last in 2011 according to an article in Indianapolis Woman magazine.
Dewberry also has worked at TV stations in Lubbock and Little Rock. Her most recent treatments for breast cancer were detailed in a multi-part WISH series titled "Deanna's Discovery." In the below video, she takes questions from viewers and also talks about how she has coped with and fought the disease.