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Deborah Ferguson Biography
Deborah Ferguson is an American journalist working as a co-anchor for NBC 5 Today weekday mornings as from 4:30 am to 7 a.m.
Ferguson attended the Texas Christian University and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She worked as an intern at NBC 5 while she was still in college. She is married to Steve Lamb, a WBAP sports anchor.
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Deborah Ferguson Career | Deborah Ferguson NBC 5 News Today
Deborah Ferguson co-anchors NBC 5 Today weekday mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. She joined the station in 1991 subsequent to beginning her news coverage profession as a columnist/stay for WBAP Radio in Fort Worth, USA.
She’s earned proficient acknowledgment all through her profession including a territorial Edward R. Murrow Award and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor – News exhibited by American Women in Radio and Television.
Different distinctions originate from American Women in Communications, Association for Women Journalists, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Dallas Press Club, and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter.
Deborah’s break of the newsroom is every now and again spent at the network and altruistic occasions particularly those concentrated on engaging young ladies through training or in region schools empowering future columnists. Her pet undertaking is the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth which supports YWLA, the main all-young ladies school in the Fort Worth ISD.
She moved on from Texas Christian University with a degree in communicate news-casting which put her on the way to accomplish her long-lasting fantasy about turning into a columnist. While in school, she interned at NBC 5 and joined the staff only a couple of years after the fact.
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First Jobs of NBC 5 Today: Deborah Ferguson the Target Cashier
The NBC 5 Today team spent the week sharing lessons learned from summer jobs.
Laura Harris went back to the soccer field.
Evan Anderson was a page at the library.
Samantha Davies waited and bused tables.
Larry Collins mastered all the toys at a toy store.
Deborah Ferguson went to Target at Preston Center in Dallas to take a crack at her old summer job. She discovered it was extinct. The job of touch key professionals had been replaced by scanners and bar codes.
“I’m assuming it’s a cashier, something similar to that. Is that real? I don’t know. We don’t have it,” Jared Youngblood, the store director tried to break it to her gently that the job of touch key professional was gone.
“I know stories from people who have been around Target for a minute, and that’s all I know. I know it was gone when I started Target, but I heard it was very exciting,” he said.
Deborah worked as a cashier while going to college and back then, it required 10-key proficiency. Cashiers or touch key professionals would enter the numbers with the right hand and bag with the left.
Today, scanners and bar codes replace the need for 10-key know-how.
And, self-checkouts are sometimes referred to as people.
Yet, Youngblood, who opened the Preston Center store back in October, said people skills are still needed.
“We’re really finding out what they want to do. It’s really easy to hire somebody and stick ’em somewhere. For us, what we’re really looking for is for someone to be passionate about something,” he said.
“If you’re really passionate about style or beauty or electronic things, to be able to plug them in those situations where they can help guests and love what they do.”
Youngblood has high school and college students on his team and said the pay for part-time work is great.
“We start out at $12 an hour, but Target recently released that starting next month in June, so right around the corner, we’ll start out at $13 an hour,” he said.
Management internships are also available for college students and could lead to jobs after graduation.
Youngblood joined the Target team six years ago, first in asset protection, then human resources and now as the store director of the retailer’s only concept store in Dallas-Fort Worth.
“Retail is exciting. It’s different every single day,” he said. “And people love the excitement and challenge of that.”