Deborah White is a journalist, blogger, activist,  and non-fiction writer with passion for books, culture, and the environment and beautiful outdoors. The grandchild of California Central Valley farmers, Deborah is especially interested in the joys and issues of food, cooking, and farming, and of addressing the dire impact of climate change on both people and places. 

At The New York Times/About.com, she was writer, blogger, editor and digital content manager for eight years, ending in 2013. At The New York Times/About.com, she penned about 2,500 articles, and was often linked to by top press including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, CNN, The Atlantic Wire, Google News, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, and Wikipedia.


 Deborah is a member of the Nevada State Democratic Party Central Committee and the Washoe County Democratic Party Central Committee. In 2020, Deborah was elected as Delegate from Reno, Nevada to the Nevada state Democratic Convention and the Washoe County Democratic Convention. 

Deborah was publicly elected in 2011, 2009 and 2007 to serve two-year terms as delegate to the California Democratic Convention, where she was a member of the Labor, Women’s, and Progressive caucuses.

Before turning to nonfiction and journalism as second career, Deborah was a CPA and financial consultant for twenty years, including a decade with Arthur Andersen and Co. She earned a B.A. in nonfiction writing from University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach. She also earned a CPA, now inactive, in the State of California. 


Deborah White founded, owned and operated several small businesses, including an early “dot.com” startup retailer of gourmet foods. She instructed undergraduate business courses at three California public universities.

Deborah was a lifelong resident of greater Los Angeles until moving to Reno, Nevada in 2019.  She's married to Ron for thirty years, the mother of three, stepmother of one, mother-in-law to three, grandmother of two teenagers, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and doting mom of an adorable dachshund. Her favorite pastimes include reading, cooking, and watching baseball and Top Chef. 


Reach Deborah White at DeborahCWhite@gmail.com, or join the discussion at Deborah White on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/deborah.white). 

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