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

  COVID-19 in the Cape Fear: ‘Stay at home’ order issued for NC, positive cases increase

WECT’S Feel Good Playlist: Music to lift your spirits and make you smile

  Elizabethtown officials partner with restaurants to establish curbside pick-up

  NC reports first death from COVID-19

Pop quiz! Test your knowledge with the First Alert Weather Worksheet

  HEARTWARMING: 95-year-old overwhelmed with joy from surprise birthday celebration

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Get ready for a book battle!

WFD scores highest rating to date, good news for homeowners

‘A child’s love of reading is created when they have a choice’: 7th grade teacher hopes to provide a new opportunity for students

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

Letters donated to Cape Fear Museum show rare look into slavery

  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

Red flags: Ways to protect yourself while shopping online

USPS issues new Healing PTSD semipostal stamp

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

VIDEO: Blitzen spotted checking out downtown Wilmington eatery

  Opening pushed back for mysterious Wilmington eatery

SNEAK PEEK: Jamie Lee Curtis offers a spooky treat for ‘Halloween’ fans

UNCW Athletics adopt new clear bag policy ahead of the 2019-20 basketball season

  Aaron Lewis to perform on the main stage of the 2020 Azalea Festival

  The 2020 Australian Firefighters Calendar is heating up and has a lot more to offer this year

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

Know where the traffic hot spots will be for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon

  Man denied new hearing in death of Michael Jordan’s father

  VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

  Angel Tree: Giving children in need the Christmas of their dreams

Historic marker dedicated to escaped slave who went to war

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

NC artist hopes to sing his way to the next round of ‘The Voice’