Deborah Takahara


Deborah Takahara anchors FOX31 Denver news at 5 and 9 p.m. on weekdays.

Deborah has been named “Best News Anchor” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association for two years in a row. She is an award winning journalist who has traveled the country chasing big news stories.

As a reporter for KTVT-TV ( CBS) in Dallas, she saw firsthand the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. She traveled to Mexico to cover the violence at the border. She was awarded a regional Emmy for Continuing Coverage of a Vietnam Airman's return home, 37 years after he was killed in action.

After graduating from the University of California at Irvine, Deborah began her broadcasting career in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she worked for KHBS-TV (ABC). A short six months later, KATV-TV (ABC) in Little Rock hired her as a general assignment reporter. She worked her way up to weekend morning anchor and then weekday morning anchor. Her next jump took her back to her Southern California roots, where she was an anchor and reporter for KNSD-TV (NBC) in San Diego. Deborah also worked for NBC News where she covered major news events on the West Coast.

Deborah loves to travel and explore new areas. She also loves the outdoors and is looking forward to gardening, skiing and running. She has completed four marathons, including the 2011 Boston Marathon.

More with Deborah Takahara

Who or what has been your most memorable interview or story?

Covering Hurricane Katrina was the toughest assignment I've ever had. It was also the most rewarding. I saw destruction that was unimaginable. Entire neighborhoods no longer exist, streets and landmarks were gone, and there were stairs leading up to foundations but no houses. But in the middle of it all, we found hope. Like the mailman who continued his route, even though mail boxes were missing, addresses were gone and sometimes there was no house at all. The entire experience made me appreciate life and the little things. It also gave me a new respect for Mother Nature!

If you could interview anyone dead or alive who would it be?

I would love the chance to sit down and spend some time with Princess Diana. After all these years, people are still fascinated by her story.

What is the best thing about being a journalist?

The best part of being a journalist is doing something different every day. That's what got me interested in the news business. I couldn't imagine having to sit in an office every day. As a reporter, I get to talk to people from all walks of life and witness events from fires and floods to court hearings and politics.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I love to tell the story about carrying my young son, walking the dog, and carrying the tricycle all at the same time. But I'm sure moms all over think that's just part of motherhood.

Recent Articles

  • Deb’s Mommy Blog: Where’s the sleep?

    Posted on: 10:37 am, April 15, 2014, by

    DENVER — Expecting a newborn baby, I know I am in for some sleepless nights. I just didn’t realize they...
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    (Photo: CRMC)
  • Complaints against some of Denver’s biggest airlines rise

    Posted on: 9:08 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 11:43am, April 11, 2014

    DENVER — The results are in and it looks like travelers have a lot of complaints about airline travel. Several...
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    Spirit Airlines
  • Deb’s Mommy Blog: 32-week checkup

    Posted on: 3:40 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    DENVER — First of all, thank you for reading my blog and sharing your advice. I appreciate all the kind...
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  • Deb’s Mommy blog: Getting ready for our new baby

    Posted on: 3:53 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 04:01pm, April 9, 2014

    You may know me as “that news lady” or the news anchor from FOX31 Denver, but for the last 12...
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  • Adams County opens state-of-the-art law enforcement training center

    Posted on: 8:37 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 09:58pm, March 14, 2014

    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — It has taken 12 years and millions of dollars, and finally the Flatrock Law Enforcement Training...
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    Flatrock law enforcement training center in Adams County, Colo.
  • Sandy Hook survivor, family move to Colo., work for safer schools

    Posted on: 8:53 pm, March 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:02am, March 4, 2014

    PARKER, Colo. — Separated by nearly 2,000 miles, Frontier Valley Elementary School in Parker is closer than ever to Sandy...
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    Reichen Posey
  • Wrestler makes remarkable recovery after bad crash

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, February 21, 2014, by

    DENVER -- A local high schooler overcomes incredible odds, surviving a tragic accident and is now competing at the State Wrestling competition.
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  • A mom’s letter to Peyton Manning

    Posted on: 9:05 pm, February 7, 2014, by , updated on: 10:18pm, February 7, 2014

    DENVER — It’s been a long week, with the cold weather and the Broncos’ Super Bowl loss, but we found...
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    Laurie Lattimore Volkmann wrote an open letter to Peyton Manning that has gone viral
  • Thieves in Denver get caught after committing epic blunder

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 08:40am, February 7, 2014

    DENVER — This may seem unbelievable, but a group of Denver thieves got caught because they tried to sell stolen...
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    Lacinda Robinson and her son, Xavier Toole
  • Broncos players’ wives share favorite game day food recipes

    Posted on: 8:38 pm, January 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:55am, January 19, 2014

    DENVER — The wives of some of the Denver Broncos players have some great game day food recipes that they...
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  • See what it takes to become a Denver Police officer in our special ‘Earning the Badge’

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, November 27, 2013, by , updated on: 06:42pm, November 27, 2013

    DENVER — There are many people who don’t have the Thanksgiving holiday off, including Denver’s newest police officers. The Class...
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    Denver Police Academy
  • Boulder kindergartners win national contest, their artwork heading to Mars

    Posted on: 8:56 pm, November 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:39pm, November 15, 2013

    BOULDER, Colo. — Excitement is building for the latest mission to Mars. CU Boulder is about to launch the MAVEN...
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    Boulder kindergartners' art going to Mars