Deb Farris


Deb Farris co-anchors KAKE News at 5 with Susan Peters and Larry Hatteberg. She also covers Wichita and Sedgwick County news. Deb has covered everything from the BTK trial to the Greensburg tornado. In 1990, Deb traveled to Saudi Arabia to cover the first Gulf Crisis. She has earned an Emmy for her work on KAKE News at 4, along with two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Deb has also received numerous Kansas Broadcasting Association Awards for her investigating reporting.

Deb graduated from Pratt High School and earned her degree from Fort Hays State University. Before coming to KAKE in 1992, Deb was the weekend anchor and producer at KSNT in Topeka.

In her spare time, Deb enjoys spending time with her children, Josie and Jake, reading, working out and shopping!

Should Cursive Handwriting Still Be Taught?

I know everyone uses text and computers, but I still think it's important to be able to read and write in cursive. Read More

Killer Instinct

The coach is teaching a "Killer Instinct" to the boys. Hit hard, run fast, and score. However, I'm just wondering if it's too serious too soon? Read More

Summer Vacation

Every summer my kids go to their grandparents lake house for a few days. This year it's 10 days! What do I do with my time? Read More

Aaaahhh Sugar!

We all know that sugar is not good for us, but a study was just released saying sugar is as bad for a human body as alcohol. Wow, what bad news! Read More

To Get A 9-Year-Old An iPhone or Not To?

Ok, so my 9-year-old Josie thinks she needs an iPhone for Christmas. She has several good arguments in favor. I have several against. Read More

To Play Or Not To Play Football?

Over the course of the last three years, I've been doing story after story about football injuries and now my little boy Jake wants to play. Read More

The Beginning of Summer

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer! My kids are so excited. Read More

Mother's Day Blessings

It's almost Mother's Day! WOW! Another year older and another year blessed. Read More

Bedtime Blues

I never do New Year's resolutions! Never say never... Read More

The Magic Of Christmas

This year my 8-year-old Josie decided she was going to be in charge of her and her brother's Christmas lists. Read More

Sometimes Kids Are Just Plain Funny

My kids crack me up! I have three, what I call, very funny stories. Read More

Ear Infections, Go Away!

When my kids were babies, they both had ear infections, they both had tubes put in and they both had to have their adenoids removed. Read More

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