Classical WETA’s Senior Producer and Announcer, Deb Lamberton, is retiring from the station later this month. We will miss her production talents and energetic personality and wish her all the best in retirement. Deb’s last on-air shift for Classical WETA will be Wednesday, March 21 (Bach's birthday) from 3-7pm, and for VivaLaVoce will be Sunday, April 1 (Easter). Thanks, Deb!
A radio producer, announcer, musician and mother, Deb Lamberton's public radio career spans over four decades. An On-Air Host for VivaLaVoce and fill-in host on Classical WETA, Lamberton produces NSO Showcase and Front Row Washington, as well as online features for Classical Conversations--interviews with world-renowned figures in the classical music world.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, Lamberton has degrees in Music (Organ) and Speech-Communications, summa cum laude, and in 2008 was recognized as an Alumnus of Notable Achievement. Since joining WETA in 1986, Lamberton has produced live concert broadcasts from venues including the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and Washington National Cathedral. She also produced WETA's award-winning Music From Washington series and the Fortas Chamber Music series, and is a frequent host for the National Symphony Orchestra's ForeWords presentations.
In addition to her classical training, Lamberton has extensive experience in folk music, and has taught courses in both radio production and music appreciation.
Lamberton and her husband, Bruce Dell, have two grown children. An avid bicycle commuter, Lamberton has logged over 50,000 miles riding year-round to WETA's Shirlington studios from her home near Mount Vernon.