The KAKE news viewers know Deb Farris as one of the hard-working and diligent journalists of KAKE-TV who has reached greater heights in her profession. While her professional life was smooth sailing, her personal life became rough when she lost her to-be husband, Roger Robben, in 2015.
Tragic Death Of Deb Farris’ Fiance
Farris’ world crumbled upon the demise of her fiance Roger Robben on November 30, 2015, because of a heart attack at the mere age of forty-six.
Roger was an assistant football coach at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and the BC Class of 1987 alum. Praying for his soul and comfort for his family members, the school took its official Facebook page and wrote a condolence message. And, the post was followed by several people’s prayers for him and his family.
Before the heart-rending incident, the couple had even planned to get married, but instead of a white dress, Farries had to pick a black dress. However, Farris wasn’t the only one affected by his death. Roger also had children from his earlier relationship, Olivia, Riggs, and Sylvia.
Likewise, the reporter also has kids from her previous relationship, Josie and Jake. But she has concealed the information of her previous partner. Currently, she lives in Wichita with her kids. And her social media presence suggests she has not been in any relationship since the loss of her fiance.
Deb Farris with her partner, Roger Robben, on 15 February 2014 (Source: Twitter )
Get To Know Farris A Little More
Born in 1967, the 54-year-old celebrated her birthday on March 4. She was raised on a farm in Lowa and later moved to Pratt, Kansas. Her hard-earned work ethic comes from her parents, as she had learned the importance of responsibility from a young age.
Furthermore, the American nationality holder received her education from Pratt High School and got a Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University in broadcasting and communication.
Besides, Farries has an infectious, uplifting, and cheerful personality and loves spending time with her kids. Her daughter Josie often includes her mother on her social media uploads and seems to have a close-knitted bond.
happy mother’s day to the hottest mom in the business. thank you for still wanting to be seen with me even though you are verified on twitter #stayhumble @Deb_Farris pic.twitter.com/vYx4VVgtbb — josie farris (@josiefarris12) May 12, 2019
Farris’ Journey In Journalism and Her Net Worth
Embarking on the career of journalism, Farris began her ride as an anchor, producer, and reporter at KSNT located in Topeka and landed a position in KAKE-TV in 1992.
While at KAKE, she has covered several major coverages, such as the BTK trial, the Greensburg tornado, and the first Gulf Crisis in Saudi Arabia. Recognized for her hard work at KAKE, she received an Emmy Awards and two regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Besides, she is a recipient of several awards from the Kansas broadcasting Association for her brilliance in investigating reports.
As for her income, according to an analysis, she must have an annual salary of over 50 thousand dollars at KAKE-TV, which probably entitles her to a net worth of millions of dollars.