Host Debra D'Alessandro is an activist, educator and entertainer with a wide range of performance and broadcast experience.
An award-winning broadcaster, Debra D'Alessandro is host and producer of Amazon Country. Founded in 1974 Amazon Country is the nation's longest running lesbian/feminist radio program. Debra has hosted the show since 1996, and has received two Philadelphia Gay News Lambda Awards and a 2003 OutMusic Special Recognition Award for her work on Amazon Country.
From 1999 to 2005, Debra hosted weekly call-in TV talk shows, "Philly LIVE: Your Gay and Lesbian Community Connection" and "OutLoud" on WYBE public television. The two-time Emmy-nominated "Philly Live" was America's first live gay-themed television talk show.
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.