Deborah James (Journalist) Biography, Career, Journey

Published By Karan Brar  Date: 20 June, 2022

Deborah James is a London-based English journalist, podcast host and charity campaigner.

She is 40 years old, was born on 1 October 1981 in London, England and raised there.

After being diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer, Deborah James decided to host the You, Me and the Big C podcast on BBC Radio 5 in order to share her struggles with her illness with others.

James was a deputy head teacher who specialized in computer science and e-learning. 

She later moved to the Matthew Arnold School in Staines-upon-Thames, where she worked until she was diagnosed with bowel cancer.

She started working as a journalist and columnist for The Sun, writing about her cancer journey.

After Deborah James posted, less than 48 hours later, over £3 million was raised for her campaign, the Bowelbabe Fund.

She is also an author and has published two books, including How to Live When You Could Be Dead.

She has had a successful journalism career, working with many famous personalities, including Oprah Winfrey and Jon Stewart.

On Father's Day, Deborah James' father brushes her hair as she calls him her 'unsung hero'.

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