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Deborah Holt Noeldeborah holt

A graduate of Saint Augustine's College, Deborah Holt enjoys the dual role of producer and reporter for several UNC-TV local productions. In addition to her on-air assignment as the nightlife correspondent for North Carolina Weekend, Deborah is the producer and host for UNC-TV's weekly public affairs program Black Issues Forum, airing Sundays at 11:30am, and the producer for High School Assembly, UNC-TV's quarterly live hour-long talk show for teens. Prior to coming to UNC-TV, she earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, and worked in video production for an industrial company in Raleigh as well as for WHMM Television at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has also won recognition and awards for her historical documentary "Exhausted Remedies: The Joe Holt Story," about her family's pioneering effort to integrate Raleigh Public Schools.

Mitchell Lewismitchell lewis

Mitchell Lewis has been with UNC-TV since November 1993. A native of Louisiana, Mitchell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grambling State University in 1984. He started his broadcast career as a general assignment reporter in Texarkana, Texas. He moved to Raleigh in 1990 where he worked for local NBC affiliate, WPTF/WRDC, as a news anchor. From there he joined the staff of North Carolina Now at UNC-TV. Mitchell likes admiring exotic automobiles (although he does not own one), martial arts, and meeting people.


Natalie Bullock Brownnatalie bullock brown

A graduate of Northwestern University and Howard University, Natalie Bullock Brown holds a bachelor's degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts degree in film production, respectively. Before joining UNC-TV, Natalie lived in New York where she spent three and a half years as an associate producer on the recent Ken Burns "Jazz" documentary series. Before she became a broadcast journalist, Natalie worked as a writer for several national music and entertainment trade and on-line magazines. Natalie currently lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Eric.