Deborah Mathis, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, is an African-American journalist and author. Her journalism career began as a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat, a major newspaper in Arkansas. She also worked in television news in Little Rock and Washington. She was White House correspondent for the Gannett News Service. She returned to Arkansas and newspaper journalism at the Arkansas Gazette as an editorial columnist and associate editor. (The Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas Gazette are now merged into the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.)
She is a regular commentator on America's Black Forum and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. Her recent book, Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, has met with mixed reviews.
- Deborah Mathis, Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, Warner Books, 2002, hardcover, 258 pages, ISBN 0-446-52636-3