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2017 Silver Circle Inductee Deborah Knapp

Deborah Knapp is an Emmy award-winning anchor who celebrated her 30th anniversary at San Antonio’s KENS 5 in early 2017.  Deborah helms the top-rated newscasts at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and also regularly reports.  She has had numerous national and international assignments including covering the tragedy at Columbine and was in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit and provided live reports for South Texas viewers. She regularly reports on religious issues and traveled to the Vatican to cover the funeral of Pope John Paul II.

Deborah has been inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame. She was honored in Washington D.C. with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for her years of community involvement and leadership in San Antonio.

In 1999, she helped launch the KENS 5 Excel Award, recognizing an outstanding public school teacher from every local district. Education and community service are important to Deborah and in 1994 she established a scholarship at her Alma Mater, The University of Texas at Austin. Each year a San Antonio student who has demonstrated a commitment to community is awarded the Deborah Knapp Scholarship to help pay for his or her education.

Active in the community, Deborah is currently serving on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America and the Old Spanish Missions which restored and now maintains San Antonio’s historic Mission churches which are now a World Heritage Site.  Deborah is the mother of two children and grandmother of three.