Deborah Feyerick is an award-winning National Correspondent specializing in crime, terrorism and breaking news. She joined CNNs team of anchors & reporters in May 2000.
As an investigative reporter with global sources, Feyerick has been on the frontlines of major news stories from the attack on the World Trade Center and killing of Osama Bin Laden to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary and Boston Marathon bombing. She reported exclusive, up-to-the-minute details of the manhunt and subsequent capture of the alleged Boston bomber. And she covered the devastation left by Super Storm Sandy.
Feyerick has covered the trials of a number of al Qaeda linked operatives and has developed an extensive knowledge of terror groups. She has observed a number of terrorists up close including American Taliban John Walker Lindh, 20th hijacker Zacharias Moussaoui, the Underwear bomber, Times Square bomber and the U.S. Embassy Bombers. She has received exclusive access to cover terrorism response-drills and fugitive raids and shes trained in surviving war zones and chemical-biological-radiological attacks.
Her in-depth investigative reports have focused on sex trafficking of American children, drug-smuggling on the US/Mexico border, the Petit Home invasion, mold in military housing, and the capture and trial of Irish gangster James Whitey Bulger.
Feyerick has anchored numerous breaking news events including the sinking of Italys Costa Concordia, the hunt for the LAPD cop-killer, the Israeli-Gaza conflict, and the acquittal of Casey Anthony. She has interviewed 100s of people during moments of triumph, tragedy & everyday life. Her notable interviews include Queen Sylvia of Sweden, a death row inmate, and rocker Ted Nugent.
Feyericks diverse work has been recognized by numerous organizations. The New York Association of Black Journalists honored Feyerick for her coverage of the foreclosure crisis. The American Muslim Union named her Outstanding Journalist. Feyerick received a National Headliner Award as part of CNNs 9/11 investigative team; Emmy nominations for her work both on 9/11 and the Christmas Day bomber; a Gracie Award for her feature on sperm donor-born children; and Peabody Awards for team coverage of the 2008 presidential campaigns & Hurricane Katrina.
Before joining CNN, Feyerick was a reporter & anchor for NY1 News where she received three Emmy nominations for her work on AIDS. She traveled to France to report on the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Feyerick also worked as a special correspondent for Life magazine covering the Los Angeles riots & the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Feyerick has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Columbia University and speaks French. She is based in New York City.
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