Debra D’Alessandro is a sharp-witted, fast-talking, educator and activist with a wide range of entertainment and broadcast experience.
Debra is host and producer of Amazon Country, the nation’s longest running lesbian/feminist music and public affairs radio program, airing at 88.5 WXPN-FM in Philadelphia and live on the internet.
An award winning broadcaster, Debra hosted a weekly call-in TV talk show, Philly LIVE: Y our Gay and Lesbian Community Connection on WYBEpublic television. On the air from 1999 – 2004, Emmy nominated Philly Live was America’s first live, interactive, gay-themed television program.
She met SheWho’s founder, Otter, and most other SheWho members during her seven seasons singing with the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir. Debra has been bringing her original music and comedy to stages throughout the Philadelphia region for over a decade and is a frequent MC and performer at women’s music festivals across the country.
Debra has worked in the fields of reproductive health, domestic violence, and LGBT civil rights. Since 1993, her “day job” has been designing continuing education programs on HIV and other public health issues for health care providers. She completed her Masters in Columbia University’s Executive Master of Public Health program in 2008.