Deb Ruggiero is a businesswoman, broadcaster, and community leader. She understands 'the art of business' and the 'business of art.'
Deb graduated from Boston College in 1980 and spent the first ten years of her broadcasting career on-air as a news anchor and talk show host at CBS radio and WMJX radio in Boston.
Since 1990, she's worked in TV and radio in sales management at WPRI TV 12/ FOX64 , WBDC-TV in Washington, DC. She served as Director of Community and Business Development for 92PROFM and LITE ROCK 105. She's the host of the award-winning public affairs radio show, "AMAZING WOMEN", that she created in 2004. The show highlights the accomplishments of women who make a difference in Rhode Island in healthcare, education, the arts, business, and social services.
"I'm blessed to be able to share the stories of so many 'Amazing Women' who make a difference every day. It's inspirational to learn how many women contribute to this state in terms of economic, educational, professional, and social achievements. You'll hear the stories of the women you recognize, but also the stories of the unsung heroes who don't always make the headlines."
Deb Ruggiero is a Rhode Island State Representative for District 74 Jamestown/ Middletown. She is a founding board member of The Women's Fund of RI, and past president of the board of the American Lung Association of Rhode Island. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Providence College since 1992, teaching Broadcast Advertising and Marketing Research.
Deb lives in Jamestown. She has a passion for cooking, oil painting, and is an avid golfer.