Deborah George

Deborah George is a Senior Editor with Reveal News and the Center for Investigative Reporting.

She’s edited Radio Diaries since 1996 and was with NPR News in Washington for more than 20 years. She produced Weekend Edition Sunday and special series for the network and was an editor on NPR’s National, Cultural and Foreign Desks and Tell Me More. Deborah’s career as a producer, editor, and reporter has taken her to Africa, Asia, and Latin America. She’s a recipient of two Peabody Awards, five DuPont Awards plus numerous Third Coast Festival Awards. She lives and works in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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Before Billy Graham, Jim Bakker, or even Bob Jones took to the airwaves, the first media evangelist in this country was a woman -- Sister Aimee Semple McPherson.

During World War II, Americans watched news reels of atrocities abroad. But, in some small U.S. towns, the enemy was hoeing the back garden - or sharing a meal at the kitchen table.

This hour: one woman's comments at a school board meeting in Kanawa County, West Virginia, become a catalyst for deep division within the school district, the county, the state, and the entire country.

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Just Listen to Yourself

A bad editor is a curse. Having a good editor is a blessing but can often be a luxury. Deborah George explains how to work effectively with the editor you've been dealt and how to be your own editor if you don't have one.

Trust Me, I'm an Editor

Producers come to editors with their tape, a vision, and a piece in various stages of completion. Editors bring their skills, a fresh set of ears, a fat red pen, and often the mandate of an established show format.

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