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Debbie Hiott


Austin American-Statesman
Executive Editor

Debbie Hiott is executive editor of the Austin American-Statesman, and oversees content for the daily newspaper, seven weeklies, and their affiliated websites and other digital products.

She started at the Statesman as a reporting intern in 1990 and later covered city hall and transportation as a reporter before becoming an editor in 1999. She became executive editor in November 2011.

Debbie has served as a Pulitzer Prize jury member and is on the board of directors of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. She is a 1992 graduate of Southwest Texas State University and lives in Northwest Austin with her husband, a software engineer, and their two children.