A native of Winnipeg, MB, former competitive swimmer, and mother of three, community reporter Deb Matejicka brings over 15 years’ news experience to Global Calgary. Spanning news, sports, weather, and now community reporting, Deb’s journalism career has taken her across Canada with stops in Brandon, MB; Prince Albert, SK; Saskatoon, SK; Regina, SK; Vancouver, BC; and Calgary, AB.
Deb holds a degree in political studies and English from the University of Manitoba and a diploma in creative communications (journalism major) from Red River College.
Through meeting and profiling great people and great events happening in our community, Deb builds relationships with Global News community partners that last beyond the story.
“I love meeting people and hearing their stories. Everybody has a great story, and many aren’t even aware of it,” says Deb. “Sometimes I find gems that have never been talked about before.”
Watch Now: Global News Community Reporter Deb Matejicka talks about growing up in Winnipeg, who inspired her as a young athlete, and where she got her start in broadcasting.
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