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Debora Patta done with 3rd Degree

8 May 2013 12:11
NEWSWATCH: It's the end of the road for Debora Patta and current affairs programme, 3rd Degree. According to a report on, Patta, who is executive producer and anchor on the show, has decided to pursue other interests. The last episode of 3rd Degree airs on Tuesday, 14 May 2013.
For more:

  • eNCA: 3rd Degree and Debora Patta take a break... Off to seek her fortune, so to speak, Patta's ambitions lie in freelancing for international news angencies. The hard-as-nails host joined in 1998, and after many years with the broadcaster, she's ready to explore other options, says group head of news for, Patrick Conroy.

"After 15 years of service Debora wants to explore other options. We've been in discussions about the future of 3rd Degree for several months. In the end she felt she wanted to try something new working as an independent freelancer. We agreed and will now explore a different on-air offering," said Conroy

For now, the future of 3rd Degree remains undecided.
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Scott Williams
Thank you Debra for not following stale formulas, thank you for not taking bull.You will be missed.Hopefully we will continue to see your hand elsewhere in tv productions
Posted on 14 May 2013 09:19
Susan Ames Gillam
Everything we were taught as journalistsin the years back then she ignored - her interviews were very one sided and agressive.
Posted on 9 May 2013 13:15
kagiso dibetso
what a woman we will miss her and all the best to her future aspirations there`s no doubt that she will make it.
Posted on 9 May 2013 09:50
Jocelyn Selman
What a loss to both the viewers and eNCA, the Lady with guts and brains. She is a fearless Journalist and was determined to expose the social ills in society and the corporate world- not many Media Houses or individuals are prepared to take the risks she took at her work. We will definitely miss her. We wish her all the best in her endeavors.
Posted on 8 May 2013 18:20
kamohelo mahlakoane
I had an opportunity to work under her leadership while she was editor in Chief for Enew from 2008 to 2010, she knew very well how to deal with management to drive the channel forth, she wouldnt intefer with her insubornates but allow them to execute thier duties to the best of their abilities.i`ll be more delightful if could run to safe our public broadcaster news department, i think she has done enough for private media and now it`s time for to rescue our SABC News. All the best in future, Debora!
Posted on 8 May 2013 15:36