Deborra Hope

Deborra Hope

Deborra Hope
Quick Facts About Deborra Hope
Celebrated Name Deborra Hope
Age -1 years old
Nick Name Deborra
Birth Name Deborra Brown
Birth Date 1955
Gender Female
Profession Canadian journalist
Nationality Canadian
Place of Birth Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Residence Vancouver
University University of British Columbia and Carleton University
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Husband Roger Hope
Children 2 daughters
Net Worth $500K
Salary $50K per year
Height 5 ft 5 inches
Weight 61 Kg
Body Shape Vase
Body Measurement 37-26-38 inches
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Black

Deborra Hope Biography

  • Deborra Hope was a former journalist, anchor, and producer for Vancouver Global TV owned-and-operated station CHAN-DT. She was with that station since 1981 when it was known as BCTV, then a CTV affiliate.
  • For two generations Deb Hope was one of the most iconic faces in B.C. and the most celebrated TV Anchor of British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Hope hosted the Early News at 5 p.m. and the 'InSight' segment of the News Hour at 6 until she retired in March 2014 after announcing she would be stepping down.
  • She retired from Global News BC at the age of 59 in 2014 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease. After her retirement, she lived in Vancouver and enjoyed spending time with her family and doing leisurely activities. 
  • After fighting against her six years long Alzheimer's disease, Deb Hope died at the age of 65 on October 8, 2020.

Early Life & Birth Chart

  • Deborra Hope was born in 1955 in the small town of Trail, a city in the West Kootenay region of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Her birth name is Deborra Brown. She holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. She was a devoted follower of Christianity.
  • Deborra was born into a middle-class family. Her father and mother's name are not revealed yet. She has younger brothers and sisters who are in their 40s and 50s. Her parents worked hard to raise Deborra and her siblings. 
  • Deborra completed her primary education from her hometown Trail. After graduating from high school, She attended the University of British Columbia studying journalism. Then she enrolled at Carleton University in Ottawa where she received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honors). 

Who is Deborra Hope married to?

  • Deborra was married to her office co-worker Roger Hope, a cameraman for Global News BC. The love bird got married after dating for 4 years. Together, the couple had two daughters. Their elder daughter has already married and has a daughter named Veronica who is one year old. 
  •  She retired in March 2014 after announcing she would be stepping down because she no longer cannot host the TV news due to a disease called Alzheimer's. The disease affected her memory, thinking, and behavior. Her coworkers noticed she was starting to make mistakes with names and words while reading the news. In her early 60s, She lived in Vancouver and enjoyed spending time with her family and doing leisurely activities.

Deborra Hope Net worth and Salary

  • As a successful TV host and Anchor, Deborra Hope earned a lot of fortune from the Journalism field. For three long decades, she worked as a journalist, anchor, and producer for CHAN-DT, a TV news station owned by Corus Entertainment. 
  • After graduating from University, Hope started working for The Canadian Press as a junior reporter for which she was paid around $20,000 per year. She then returned to British Columbia where she joined the now-defunct United Press Canada, working there for three years before joining BCTV. 
  • As a Veteran and highest-ranking TV Anchor of Global News BC, she used to earn around  214,000 CAD annually during the early 2000s. At the time of her death in 2020, the net worth of Deborra was estimated to be US $500 thousand. She is expected to have earned a million from her overall career. 
  • Her husband owns a mansion in Vancouver,  a major city in western Canada that is known for its rich lifestyle and high HDI. 

Height, Weight & Measurements

  • Deborra Hope was 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighed 61 Kg. She had a vase-shaped body. Her body measurement was 37-26-38 inches. 
  • Her eye color was Black. She used to look elegant in her medium-sized classic hairstyle that was Blonde in color. She was always beautifully dressed like ladies of 30s despite being in her early 50s. 

B.C. news anchor Deb Hope Death

  •  When Hope retired in 2014, she had started to show symptoms of what would be revealed to be Alzheimer's disease. Her coworkers said they had noticed she was beginning to make mistakes with names and words occasionally while reading the news and seemed to be gradually getting forgetful and confused. Due to the poor performance caused by her disease, she had to give up her profession as an Anchor in Global News BC. 
  • After living at home with her family for a number of years, she eventually entered a long-term care facility where she struggled to fight the disease. After fighting against her six years long Alzheimer's disease, Deb Hope died at the age of 65 on October 8, 2020. Her funeral was attended by the number of her co-workers and Global BC tweeted about her dismissal and expressed her condolence on their social media account. 

Facts About Deborra Hope

  • #1Deborah goes by various nicknames including Deborah Z Oleary, Deb Oleary and Deborah Z Leary.
  • #2She joined Global BC in 1981.
  • #3She was a cheerful woman.
  • #4She was a joke lover.
  • #5She used to laugh out loud after hearing jokes.
  • #6She had a huge weight loss after her retirement.
  • #7Her first anchor job was on the noon news.
  • #8 She was the first western journalist (after the revolution) invited to tour the Yangtze River Gorge in China before it was flooded for hydroelectric power.
  • #9She was a huge charity supporter.
  • #10 While at the University of British Columbia, where she started in journalism by reading news on the campus radio station, CiTR.