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Action News Now Debbie Cobb Anchor, Reporter 'Thank you and farewell'

Thank you for almost 40 years of serving in Northern California.

Posted: May 5, 2021 10:27 PM

Thank you for almost 40 years of serving in Northern California.

I started my career in television as a paid intern at KCRA in Sacramento in the 80's. While attending Chico State University, I was hired to work part time on the presidential elections during the Reagan era, which worked into a full-time reporter job.


Congressman Doug LaMalfa presents Action News Now Anchor Debbie Cobb with a proclamation, thanking her for her nearly 40 years of service in the media.

I covered the crime and courts beat in Butte County for more than a decade.

I covered many notable stories, including the floods of '86. I followed the murders of Dr. William and Katherine Chiapella in 1987 and was able to follow the case through Steven Crittenden's confession.. weeks ago.

I was honored to be the first reporter to go live (for CBS 12 at the time) from the crash site of a U-2 reconnaissance plane in Oroville in 1996.

I will never forget covering the Carr Fire in Shasta County and the Camp Fire in Butte County. The gut wrenching stories of the loss of life and the horror for those trying to escape with flames.

Reporting stories was what I enjoyed the most in my journalism career, out in the field with the people of Northern California. And I can tell you every story I covered tugged at my heart in some way.

I have tried to pay my fortune of having such an incredible job forward, volunteering and serving on various boards.

I would want everyone to know I took my job reporting and delivering the news very seriously. Every day my goal was to present a fair and balanced, complete story.

I will treasure the lifelong friendships, and the daily stops from viewers on the street. I am honored the people of Northern California allowed me into their living rooms for almost four decades.

I will leave this industry with my head held high, with gratitude and thanks. It has been a true privilege to serve you.

Thank you for allowing me to have the most incredible career ever. I don't know what the future holds, but I can assure you, I will not forget this adventure.

With Fondness and a grateful heart,

Debbie Cobb
Anchor Reporter
Action News now

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