Debra Maffett and Ronald Letterman in 1983
|Born||November 9, 1956|
|Education||University of Houston|
Sam Houston State University
|Occupation||Television personality, producer, media consultant, speaker, songwriter, singer|
|Title||Miss California 1982|
Miss America 1983
|Awards||Emmy Nomination Best Host|
Although she competed in the Miss Texas pageant several years without winning, she moved to California and was subsequently crowned Miss California 1982. She represented California when she won the Miss America crown. Some controversy arose after it was revealed that Maffett underwent nasal surgery to correct her deviated septum.
Maffett served as a host on PM Magazine; NBC and CBS pilots; Guinness Book of World Records with David Frost; Alive and Well; TNN Country News; Hot, Hip and Country; Making Healthy Choices; and The Harvest Show.
In 1984, Maffett appeared as a panelist on several episodes of the Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour.
Maffett appeared in the episode of Matlock that aired December 1, 1987, entitled "The Network" as news anchor Terry McNeil.
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss America
| Miss California
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