Debra Fraser is new to Wichita (July 2014). She came here from her home-town of Houston, where she worked 25 years in public radio.
Her roots in radio began as a journalist and have evolved from there into several leadership roles, most recently Station Manager of the $20 million organization Houston Public Media. Those leadership roles have continued to be associated with News development throughout the years.
Debra oversees KMUW Wichita Public Radio as the General Manager.
She works with all departments within the station, but especially enjoys planning and executing the on-air pledge campaigns, with an eye to community partnerships. Debra has a B.S. in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Texas at Austin, with minor focus in Journalism and Speech.
She is particularly skilled at identifying connections, between people, departments, organizations and ideas. She enjoys mentoring all ages and building on the strengths of individuals. After all, she says, people are the key to any true success.
In addition to her 25 years at Houston Public Radio & Media, Debra has served as President of the Houston Press Club for 12 years developing scholarships, recognition and mentorships.