Deborah Dixon has worked in almost every area of the LOCAL 12 Newsroom since she started as the station’s Graphic Artist in April, 1974.
The day after she began working at LOCAL 12, tornadoes hit Xenia. She helped the assigned reporter cover the story. The “news bug” bit, and she worked as a producer before becoming a full-time reporter.
In 1980, Deborah helped to bring Crimestoppers to Cincinnati. Because there were so few in the country, some people were reluctant to risk trying such a franchise. It became a highly useful tool that has led to the arrests of hundreds of killers, rapists and thieves.
Today, the success of the local Crimestoppers program is very evident. Hundreds of violent crimes have been solved, more than 20 million dollars in stolen property recovered, and over 7 thousand total cases solved. When speaking of the program, Deborah has stated “it has been the pride and joy of my career.”
Deborah graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in Cleveland, OH. She is married with two children.
You can email Deb at DDixon@local12.com.