Deborra Hope

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Deborra Hope (born in 1953) (born Deborra Brown) from Trail, British Columbia, Canada was a journalist, anchor, and producer for Vancouver Global TV owned-and-operated station CHAN-DT. She was with that station since 1981, when it was known as BCTV, then a CTV affiliate. Hope hosted the Early News at 5 p.m. and the 'InSight' segment of the News Hour at 6 until she retired in March 2014 after announcing she would be stepping down. She currently lives in Vancouver, and enjoys spending time with her family and doing leisurely activities.


Hope was born in Trail, British Columbia, a small town in the west Kootenays. She attended the University of British Columbia, where she started in journalism by reading news on the campus radio station, CiTR and reporting for the school's newspaper, The Ubyssey. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Hope then attended Carleton University in Ottawa where she received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honors). After graduating, Hope started working for The Canadian Press as a junior reporter. She then returned to British Columbia where she joined the now-defunct United Press Canada, working there for three years before joining BCTV.

Deborra is married to Roger Hope, a Global BC news cameraman and has two daughters.