Debbie Elliott Biography
Debbie Elliott is an American journalist who serves as an NPR National Correspondent. She covers the latest news and politics and is attuned to the region’s rich culture and history. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Debbie Elliott Age
Elliott likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Debbie Elliott Height
Elliott stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in. (1.65 m)
Debbie Elliott Family
Elliott was born in Atlanta and brought up in the Memphis area. However, she has not disclosed any information about her parents to the public yet. It is also not known if Doucleff has any siblings.
Debbie Elliott Husband
Elliott is married to the love of her life. However, she has not disclosed the name of her husband to the public yet. We will be sure to keep you updated once this information is available to us.
Debbie Elliott Net Worth
Elliott has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a successful journalist.
Debbie Elliott Salary
Elliott earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Debbie Elliott Career
Elliott is a journalist serving as an NPR National Correspondent. She covers the latest news and politics and is attuned to the region’s rich culture and history. Elliott has been one of NPR’s top breaking news reporters for more than two decades. She’s reported on a number of natural catastrophes, including hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, and Harvey. She covered the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake for NPR, bringing listeners to teenage boys who had been orphaned in the disaster and were struggling to make ends meet on their own.
Elliott spent months recording the aftermath of the nation’s worst man-made environmental disaster, the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the complex legal challenges that ensued. She started the series “The Disappearing Coast,” which looks at the long-term effects of the oil disaster on a vulnerable shoreline. Her work covering the deadly white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the mass murder of parishioners at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, earned her a 2018 Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for crisis coverage.
She was a member of the NPR crews that covered the mass shootings at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church and Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. Elliott has covered major discussions in the United States on immigration, healthcare, abortion, tobacco, voting rights, welfare reform, same-sex marriage, Confederate monuments, criminal justice, and policing. She looked at Mississippi’s obesity epidemic, Louisiana’s public defender crisis, Florida’s growth in female incarceration, and Alabama and Mississippi’s state prisons’ chronic awful conditions.
Elliott has spent a lot of time looking at how Americans live through the lenses of race, culture, and history. Her reporting connects historical lessons to the current racial justice movement in the United States. She’s researched the impact of major civil rights events such as the integration of Little Rock Central High School, the assassination of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers, the Montgomery bus boycott, and the Selma voting rights march. She provided a four-part series on the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, which won a Gracie Award for a documentary in 2019.
She was there for the re-opening of civil rights-era murder cases, including the 16th Street Church bombing in Birmingham, the assassination of Hattiesburg, Miss., NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer, and the murders of three civil rights activists in Neshoba County, Miss. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, historian John Hope Franklin, Congressman John Lewis, children’s book author Eric Carle, singer Trombone Shorty, and former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards are among the people Elliott has featured.
She covered the funerals of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, and BB King, the King of the Blues, and she took listeners along for the second-line jazz parade in New Orleans in honor of Fats Domino. From the Nashville hot chicken craze to Mardi Gras traditions to the roots of American music at Mississippi’s new Grammy Museum, her stories offer a flavor of southern culture. She’s featured lesser-known gems like North Carolina artist Freeman Vines and his hanging tree guitars, New Orleans’ enchanting House of Dance and Feathers, a lonely Coon Dog Cemetery in north Alabama, and the Cajun Christmas tradition of lighting bonfires on the Mississippi River’s levees.
Elliott is a former Capitol Hill Correspondent and former weekend host of NPR’s newsmagazine All Things Considered. She appears on NPR’s news shows as a guest host on occasion and contributes to podcasts and live programming. She is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Howard Berkes
- Adrian “Stretch” Bartos
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Deborah Amos
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah