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


  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, Communication Studies/Journalism

Recent Articles by Debra

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’

  First flu death reported in NC this season

  Hiring fair: Best Buy looks to bring in seasonal employees

Community continues to mourn loss of NC state trooper

  Parents celebrate the return of school in Pender County

Confirmed tornado flips boat dock during Hurricane Florence

Man falsely claims to own yacht during burglary call

WECT 2019 Collector's Calendar Winners

  Education officials: Missed days could be waived in disaster areas

  Strangers work together to rescue people in need

NWS releases preliminary reports of wind gusts, rainfall during Florence

  Fair Bluff residents call Florence destruction a ‘double whammy’

  School assessments after Hurricane Florence

FEMA announces housing assistance for Florence victims

Ways to protect yourself from scams and price gouging

NWS confirms tornado touched down in Porters Neck area Saturday night

Cards Against Humanity is looking for new writers

  New alliance aims to support breastfeeding teachers

  High fives and floor burns: Barefoot's high-energy approach earns her No. 1 recruiting class

Frigid temps didn't stop these people from taking the Dolphin Dip

New parents welcome first baby born at NHRMC in 2018

Memorial ride to honor teen biker killed earlier this year

Pender Co. schools gets new superintendent

Teen accused of stealing car turns himself in