Gray’s ‘Local News Live’ Gets An Anchor Choice

A former CBS News Streaming Network anchor with experience at WPIX-11 in New York and WUSA9 in Washington, D.C., is joining Gray Television Washington News Bureau on Monday (1/23)as an anchor for “Local News Live.”

She will also serve as a national correspondent for Gray Television’s stations.

In her new role, Debra Alfarone will provide daily news updates on Local News Live, Gray’s 24/7 streaming news network that provides live news coverage from Gray’s 113 markets, allowing viewers to watch local stories from across the country on one OTT platform.

Alfarone will also lead the streaming channel’s special programming and live events coverage. In addition, as Gray TV’s National Correspondent, Debra will provide feature stories, engaging interviews, and other content to local markets through Gray’s growing Washington DC News Bureau.

Gray’s Senior Vice President of Local Media Sandy Breland commented, “Debra’s warmth and strong interview skills make her the perfect fit to help take LNL to [new heights].”

Lisa Allen, the General Manager of Gray’s Washington Operations, added, “We are thrilled Debra is joining our team. Gray DC strives to cover national news through a local lens. Whether it’s from behind the anchor desk or the halls of Congress, I know Debra will help us achieve that goal.”

For the past three years, she has worked at CBS Network, anchoring CBS News Streaming Network and reporting from the White House. Previously, Debra worked for TEGNA’s WUSA-TV and, before that, for Tribune-owned WPIX-11.

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