Deborah (Van Fleet) Newcombe
Deborah has a long history as a part-time announcer/host with KIOS, having first worked at the station from 1983 to 1994 – hosting and producing two weekly interview/public affairs programs for part of that time. She returned as the Morning Edition Host from 2002-2003 and has now been back since 2009, initially as a part-time on-air host.
Deborah has been the host of Jazz in the Afternoon on Fridays since October of 2015. And she has worked with Cheril Lee in the KIOS News Department as a part-time reporter since August of 2016, along with Saturday morning on-air hosting.
Deborah’s broadcasting background includes teaching television broadcasting at the OPS Career Center, freelance reporting about the College World Series on NPR’s Morning Edition, four summer internships at Ken Burns’ Florentine Film Company and reporting for Nebraska Public Radio for a documentary special about Alzheimer's Disease.