Deborra Jane Hope, CM was a Canadian journalist, anchor, and producer for Global owned-and-operated station CHAN-DT in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hope passed away at 67 on Monday, May 15, 2023, after suffering from dementia for 4 years. She lived in a long-term care facility in Vancouver until her death.
Hope was born in Trail, British Columbia, a small town in the west Kootenays. She attended the University of British Columbia, where she started in journalism by reading news on the campus radio station, CiTR and reporting for the school’s newspaper, The Ubyssey. She graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Hope then attended Carleton University in Ottawa where she received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honors). After graduating, Hope started working for The Canadian Press as a junior reporter. She then returned to British Columbia where she joined the now-defunct United Press Canada, working there for three years before joining BCTV.
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