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Deborah Roberts  

Correspondent for ABC News' 20/20

An award-winning reporter and media veteran, Deborah Roberts is a highly respected, versatile journalist with a broad range of experience and expertise. Roberts reports regularly on a myriad of stories for ABC News’ 20/20 and serves as substitute anchor on Good Morning America and World News Weekend.

Roberts’ coverage at 20/20 has consistently produced extraordinary narratives such as an intimate profile of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and an award-winning investigation into abuse within the Amish community. She has reported from Africa on the HIV/AIDS crisis and orphans, and on the historic California wildfires, which earned her an Emmy award. She also was awarded an Emmy for her emotional, in-depth reporting on an Ethiopian American woman’s journey back to Africa to find her mother and for her work with ABC’s millennium coverage.

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Deborah Roberts' News and Views: In the Trenches with a Working Mother

As every working mom and dad knows, the daily grind can be a daunting. Between growing kids and a demanding career, it's tough to find room to breathe. Deborah Roberts feels your pain. In this address, Roberts discusses the challenges faced by working parents, and tells you how she has been able to cultivate an outstanding career without sacrificing her family life.

Lessons in Leadership

Knowing the right leadership techniques has never been quite as important as it is today. Roberts shares the leadership techniques that she has refined as she has risen through the network ranks, from bureau chief of an ABC affiliate to correspondent for the top network news magazines.

Current Events and Perspectives with Deborah Roberts

Deborah Roberts has – and continues to – travel the world to cover breaking news and incredible stories making headlines today and tomorrow. Drawing from her decades of experience as an award-winning journalist, Roberts offers unparalleled insight and perspective on current domestic and global issues and their impact on us now and for the future.

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