A radio producer, announcer, musician, teacher and mother, Deb Lamberton began her career in public radio 40 years ago. Her work as a music and documentary producer at National Public Radio and Classical WETA 90.9 FM has garnered many national awards.
In addition to classical training, Lamberton has extensive experience in folk music. She has taught courses in both radio production and music appreciation, and spends many Sunday mornings as an organist in local churches.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, she has degrees in Music (Organ) and Speech-Communications, summa cum laude, and in 2008, was named an Alumnus of Notable Achievement by the U of M's College of Liberal Arts. Since joining WETA radio in 1986, Lamberton has produced and directed both local and national live concert broadcasts from venues including the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and the National Presbyterian Church. She also produced WETA's award-winning Music From Washington series and the Fortas Chamber Music series for distribution over NPR.
Currently, Lamberton produces the NSO Showcase series, as well as our web-based Classical Conversations, where you can find her interviews with musicians, composers, and conductors. Lamberton's husband of 30 years, Bruce, owns R&R Blinds, Windows and Doors, Inc. in Alexandria, a family-owned business started by his father in 1946. They have two children.
Lamberton is an avid bicycle commuter, having logged over 40,000 miles riding year-round to WETA's Shirlington studios from her home near Mount Vernon. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy taking their custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles down the blue highways of West Virginia.