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Debre Lewis-Bootman

Debra Lewis-Boothman

Adjunct Professor

B.A., LIU Brooklyn


A lover of pop culture, celebrities, gossip, tabloids, and all things entertainment, Debra Lewis-Boothman teaches Entertainment Journalism. Before joining LIU, she honed her talents for 14 years at PEOPLE Magazine, the top entertainment magazine for celebrity news coverage and award-winning human-interest stories. As a reporter and writer for PEOPLE she broke top exclusives for the magazine's website, Lewis has interviewed top stars such as Will Smith, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Tina Fey, President Bill Clinton and more. An alumna of LIU Brooklyn and former editor-in-chief of the student newspaper Seawanhaka, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.