Debra Dolan

Debra Dolan

Digital Content Manager

Wilmington, NC

Debra Dolan joined the WECT and Fox Wilmington news teams in 2007, after graduating from UNCW. She began her career at the station in the production department and quickly advanced to overseeing the digital content.

She is known in the newsroom as "Web Deb" – managing the content you see on and, on the WECT News App and on Social Media. Under her direction, the website has won several awards, including best website from the Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas.

When she's not behind a computer, Debra is in a different kind of studio – teaching dance at A Leap Above. She is an award winning choreographer with more than 14 years of teaching experience.

She was the coach of the Wilmington Hammerheads dance team for several years and was captain of the UNCW dance team her senior year. Look for her around town tapping her toes!

In her free time, Debra enjoys working out, going to the beach to relax and spending time with her friends and family. She likes to travel when she can and is always eager to learn and try new things.

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  • RTNDAC Division II Best Website 2016
  • 2019 Edward R Murrow Award


  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, Communication Studies/Journalism

Recent Articles by Debra

NC reports first death from COVID-19

Rolling Stones returns to North America for 15-city tour, including Charlotte

  N.C. soldier killed overseas returns home, community shows up in droves to show support

Are you my owner? N.C. Cafe hopes to find owner of lost puppy cuddle

Carolinas fall into top 10 list of worst states for drunk driving

‘There was a big cloud, like a nuclear bomb had gone off.’ Fire destroys several N.C. homes

  VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media