Deborah Feyerick is an award-winning National Correspondent specializing in crime, terrorism, and breaking news.
Deborah Feyerick is an award-winning National Correspondent specializing in crime, terrorism, and breaking news. She joined CNN's team of anchors & reporters in May 2000.
As an investigative reporter with global law enforcement sources, Feyerick has been on the frontlines of major stories, providing exclusive details of the terror attacks in Paris, the Canadian Parliament shooting, and the Boston Marathon bombings where she reported up-to-the-minute details on the manhunt and subsequent capture of the alleged bomber. She has also reported breaking news on tragedies like the Navy Yard and Capitol Hill shootings, as well as the massacre at Sandy Hook.
Feyerick has developed an extensive knowledge of terror groups, witnessing in person multiple al Qaeda linked operatives and lone wolf terrorists. She has covered the trials and hearings of the alleged Boston Bomber, the Underwear Bomber, the Times Square bomber, 9/11's Zacarias Moussaoui, the US Embassy bombers, and American Taliban John Walker Lindh among others. She has received exclusive access to cover terrorism response-drills and fugitive raids and she's trained in surviving war zones and chemical-biological-radiological attacks.
Feyerick's in-depth investigative reports have focused on cyber-security threats & the vulnerability of US infrastructure, jihadi recruitment, heroin trafficking in small towns, sex trafficking of American children, drug-smuggling on the US/Mexico border, child pornography, the capture of Irish gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, mandatory immigration detention, and the suspicious disappearance and death of a Texas man.
Feyerick has anchored numerous breaking news events including the UC Santa Barbara rampage, the Israeli-Gaza conflict, the sinking of Italy's Costa Concordia, and the acquittal of Casey Anthony. She has interviewed 100's 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.
Feyerick's 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 CNN's 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.