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Monday, December 12, 2022

Deborah Duncan celebrates 20 years at KHOU 11 Houston

Deborah Duncan is celebrating 20 years with KHOU 11 Houston, first as a morning news anchor, then as host of "Great Day Houston."

And to think, the multiple award-winning Duncan originally was on a track for a pediatric neurosurgeon career, but a drama teacher and family member who worked for CBS convinced her to try journalism. 

"I really know what it means now, when people say, 'Time flies when you're having fun,'" Duncan posted on Instagram. "Thanks to all my co-workers for making 20 years such a labor of love! I love you all!!! And to our viewers and past live audience members, thanks for letting us share your stories and highlight Houston!"

"HAPPY WORK ANNIVERSARY to my first TV wife @deborahduncankhoutv," wrote anchor Ron Treviño who just celebrated 40 years with channel 11.  "20 years at @khou11 !!! Thanks for all you’ve done for the community. And extra thanks for always being there for me! Love you, mija!"

Back when Duncan and Treviño co-anchored mornings together starting in December 2002, the news duo really made a splash in the television ratings.  

But there is no denying that Duncan is meant to host a talk show.  In fact, she had just wrapped up her time hosting the "Debra Duncan Show" for abc13 KTRK across the street before starting with KHOU.

"Great Day Houston" debuted in 2006 with host Whitney Casey while Duncan was still anchoring news.  Two years later, Duncan moved studios to host "Great Day."

Before moving to Houston, Duncan was host of "Good Morning Texas" at KHOU sister-station WFAA 8 Dallas - Fort Worth. 

Prior to North Texas, the University of Texas Austin grad, after radio, got her television start at Austin stations KTBC 7 as a reporter and then anchor for KVUE 24.

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