Deborah Guthrie
Communications Director/PIO

Deborah Guthrie

Deborah is the Communications Director/PIO, Brand Manager and Content Management Strategist for Meridian Township. She develops communications best practices and procedures through digital and print communications including Media and Public Relations. Deborah graduated from Michigan State University in 1997 with a Communication Arts and Sciences degree. While in school, Deborah was accepted into the HOMTV program in April 1996 where she did a non-paid internship for one year. During that time, she began working regional sports for ESPN which led to national events including Monday Night Football and ABC College Football. She simultaneously worked at WLNS 6 until Meridian Township hired her as HOMTV Production Manager in April 1998. She worked her way up to the first HOMTV Internship Coordinator and on up to Station Manager and then became the first Communications Director for Meridian Township. The HOMTV Internship Program has trained hundreds of successful HOMTV Interns who now work in the television industry today. Deborah appears on several HOMTV programs interviewing residents, businesses owners, nonprofits, regional partners and Township staff. She has also given communications presentations at local, regional and national conferences.

  • State Police Add Extra Patrols For Holiday Traffic
    11/22/2017
  • Ingham County Commissioner Teri Banas Announces Her Candidacy
    11/20/2017
  • Unofficial Election Results for Ingham County and Meridian Township Local Races
    11/9/2016
  • HOMTV Ballot Meridian Election Programs On YouTube
    11/7/2016
  • How Does Campaigning at Your Polling Location Effect You?
    11/4/2016
  • "Plant it Pink Garden" Breaks Ground in Meridian Township to Promote Breast Cancer Awareness
    10/17/2016
  • Ballot Meridian 2016 General Election Candidate Interviews
    10/4/2016
  • Updates in Progress
    9/13/2016
  • Boil Water Advisory LIFTED
    8/7/2016
  • Unofficial Election Results for Meridian Township Board Candidates
    8/3/2016
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Negative 2016 Primary Elections in Meridian Township
    8/1/2016
  • African American History in Meridian Township Elections
    8/1/2016
  • LIVE Primary Election Call-In Debates Begin Tonight at 7pm with Candidates Running for Township Board Trustee (D)
    6/23/2016
  • Behind the Scenes with HOMTV Primary Election Coverage
    6/16/2016
  • Costco Development Moves One Step Forward
    6/15/2016
  • HOMTV Upgrading On Air Signal
    6/9/2016
  • Okemos Bridge Repair Reopening Delayed
    6/6/2016
  • New Taste Comes to Town: Food Truck Review
    5/17/2016
  • Local Meridian Township Candidates Seek Re-Election
    4/26/2016
  • Meridian Ballot Results Different Than Statewide - Presidential Primary Voter Turnout and Results
    3/10/2016
  • Meet Senator Hertel Jr. - A Sit Down Conversation
    2/18/2016
  • Battle of Meridian Game: Haslett vs. Okemos Basketball
    2/2/2016
  • HOMTV Pays Tribute to Beloved Host Jo Anne Paul in Loving Memory
    12/8/2015
  • Businesses Start to Join the "Meridian Cares" Movement; Caring for Meridian’s Most Vulnerable
    11/30/2015
  • Cultural Diversity: One Group's Inclusion Aims to Understand Differences
    11/13/2015
  • Morgan Nolan A Lone Quest to States
    10/5/2015
  • Cinderella Opens Tonight and Audiences May Never Come Down to Earth Again
    9/22/2015
  • A Classic Fairy Tale Comes to Life: Cinderella at the Wharton
    9/15/2015
  • Temporary Tax Payment Proves Positive for Tax Payers
    9/11/2015
  • Technical Issues
    7/21/2015
  • Meridian Firefighters Go Beyond Search and Rescue
    5/15/2015
  • Proposed Project in Meridian could bring a community mixture of business entrepreneurs and residents to the area
    5/14/2015
  • Watch REPLAYS of General Election Night Coverage Wednesday, November 5th
    11/4/2014
  • 2.5 Million Customers Will be Affected by Comcast Transfer; Deadline Extended for Public Comment
    10/6/2014
  • Meridian Township Manager Declares State of Emergency
    12/23/2013
  • Human Relations Ordinance in Meridian Township
    10/16/2013
  • Living 1860's History
    9/23/2013
  • Structural Collapse Training
    6/4/2013
  • The FBI and area Police Departments solve Bank Robberies
    6/3/2013
  • Welcome Meridian's Newest Officer
    5/29/2013
  • Grand Opening of Sugar Berry in Okemos
    2/13/2013
  • Reception Farewell for Township Manager Jerry Richards
    5/3/2013
  • Fatal Fire Under Investigation
    3/19/2013
  • Online Video Programming Maintenance
    3/14/2013
  • Online Video Programming Maintenance
    1/17/2013
  • MGTV Programming Moves to Web-Based Format
    12/18/2012
  • Job Openings
    12/4/2012
  • Local Election Results
    11/8/2012
  • REPLAYS: Ballot Meridian General Election Night Coverage
    11/2/2012
  • Pardon our Upgrade...
    10/3/2012
  • Bringing National Awareness to Local Programming
    9/19/2012
  • Election Coverage
    6/26/2012
  • New Edition of the Scoop
    1/3/2012
  • Technical Difficulties
    12/16/2011
  • Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test
    11/8/2011
  • Deer Harvesting Begins In Meridian Township
    10/24/2011
  • Original Program Reaches New Milestone
    8/24/2011
  • Uniform Video Services Local Franchise Act Hearing
    6/14/2011
  • Ted Black Dedication
    6/1/2011
  • Experiencing the Joy of Travel
    4/29/2011
  • Community Access Preservation Act
    5/11/2011
  • March 14 Open Line "Fighting Back Against Violence"
    3/15/2011