Debbye Turner Biography, Age, Husband, Arise  America, CBS, Pageant And Net Worth

Debbye Turner Biography

Debbye Turner is an American TV anchor, veterinarian and a talk show host.  She is the former beauty queen and winner of the 1990 Miss America pageant three days before her 25th birthday.

Debbye Turner Age

Debbye was born on September 19, 1965 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is 53 years old as of 2018.

Debbye Turner Family

Debbye was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Information about her parents is not yet known.
She has an older sister, Suzette, who is  married to megachurch pastor, Kirbyjon Caldwell.

Debbye Turner Education

Debbye earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Arkansas State University, and attended the University of Missouri. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Turner also spent a couple of years honing her public service skills working for Safeway Stores.

Debbye received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1991, from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a spokesperson for Purina and pursued a career in veterinary medicine before going into television.

Debbye Turner Husband

In 2008, Debbye married Gerald Bell. They have a daughter, Lynlee Julia Bell, born February 3, 2010. Debbye lives in the New York City area with her husband and daughter

Debbye Turner Arise  America | Debbye Turner DOGS 101

For three years, she served as the lead U.S. news anchor for Arise News, a global cable news network. She hosted a daily evening news broadcast called “Arise America”. Currently, she can be seen as an expert contributor to the show DOGS 101 on Animal Planet.

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Debbye Turner CBS

For 11 years, Turner Bell enjoyed her role in broadcast journalism as a staff correspondent for CBS News starting in 2001. She covered a variety of subjects, and was from time to time called upon to cover breaking and developing news. Turner Bell was dubbed The Early Show’s resident veterinarian sharing a wealth of advice about quality pet care.

Debbye garnered an interview with President & Mrs. Bush in 2002,at the White House for a Pet Planet segment about the first family’s pets. Occasionally she reported for the CBS Evening News. She provided an in-depth look at the working dogs of the federal agency, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) for CBS Sunday Morning. Debbye hosted a prime time television magazine program called “48 Hours on WE.” Prior to joining CBS, she co-hosted a local television magazine program called “ShowMe St. Louis.”

Debbye divides her time doing veterinary public relations, youth and adult motivational and Christian speaking, and television broadcasting.  She is not currently in clinical practice in veterinary medicine though she has promoted responsible pet ownership and proper veterinary care for pets through public service announcements, news features, and workshops.  Dr. Turner Bell has carried her message of pet care and motivation as far away as Rome, Italy, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Over the course of her career, Debbye has found time to serve on many local, state and national boards, including the National Council on Youth leadership, Children’s Miracle Network, Missouri Division of Youth Services and Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club, and the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council, which is an advisory council to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is an institute in the National Institutes of Health.

Debbye Turner Pageant

Debbye was the first runner-up at the Miss Arkansas Pageant, a state preliminary competition for the Miss America program in 1988.

In the summer of 1989, she won the Miss Missouri title and went on to win the 1990 Miss America crown. Turner is a singer, pianist, and skilled percussionist, evidenced by her marimba rendition of ‘”Flight of the Bumblebee”‘ in the talent portion of the 1990 Miss America contest. Turner was the third African-American national titleholder and the first—and as of 2017, the only—Miss Missouri to be crowned Miss America.

Since being crowned Miss America in 1990, Debbye has spoken to millions of students at countless schools, youth organizations and college campuses. She has addressed audiences in the corporate, academic, and community service arenas. Her topics include personal excellence, determination, goal setting and the importance of a solid education. She beliefs reflect her own life-lessons  it took seven years and eleven tries in two states before she was crowned Miss America.

Debbye Turner Net Worth

Debbye’s estimated net worth is still under review.