TV writer, and Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist Deborah Seibel (aka Debby) recently presented a master class to the TV Writers’ Studio cohorts and visiting TV writers, giving insight into how to transform a real news story into a television script.
Debby is a multiple award-winning journalist, screenwriter and, for the past seven years, visiting professor at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. As a television reporter, she won a George Foster Peabody award for investigative journalism, two Emmy Awards (for spot and live news coverage), and First Place from the Associated Press for one of her documentaries.
As a print journalist, she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Parade and USA Today. In addition, she is a long-time national correspondent for TV Guide.