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WPIX Reporter Debra Alfarone Jumps Ship for Washington, D.C.

Debra Alfarone is on the move. The award-winning reporter is leaving WPIX, which she joined in 2010, for WUSA, the CBS-affilate in Washington, D.C., our sister site TVSpy reports. She’ll be the station’s lead, late news reporter.

“I jumped at the opportunity to showcase my storytelling style as a lead reporter in a top ten market,” Alfarone tells FishbowlNY.

A Queens native, Alfarone grew up on Long Island.

During her two years at WPIX, Alfarone made her mark. As stated on her Website, she wasd the first reporter on the scene in 2010 covering the horrific story of human remains washing up on Gilgo Beach, thought to be the work of a serial killer.

“I’ll miss New York City, but I’ll be back often,” Alfarone says. “And in an election year, it couldn’t be a more perfect time to dig into D.C.”

Before arriving at Channel 11, Alfarone was a morning reporter at NBC’s station in Hartford.

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Putting Those Hours Waiting For Alternate Side Parking To Good Use

Local Connecticut reporter and mediabistro.com instructor Debra Alfarone has a new “mini-talk-show” on WNBC‘s 24 hour digital cable channel New York Nonstop (channel 161 on Time Warner Cable).

On “Alt Side” Alfarone conducts short interviews with New York personalities — her first guest is chef and Travel Channel staple Anthony Bourdain — while she’s moving her car for alternate side parking. It’s a cute idea that’s unique to New York, and perfect bite-size entertainment for people like us with short attention spans.

Check out the first episode of “Alt Side” above. Alfarone is also teaching a mediabistro.com course — Intro to TV News Reporting — starting later this month. Since January is Profit from Your Passion Month here at Mediabistro, it’s the perfect time to launch you own broadcasting career. All you need is a camera, a YouTube channel and a good idea.

Read more: Debra Alfarone’s bio