Debra Shriver is a twelfth-generation Southerner, admitted Francophile, and devotee of jazz music. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she and her journalist husband bought and livingly restored an 1830s Greek Revival home in the city’s historic Vieux Carre neighborhood, and chronicled her incredible story in Stealing Magnolias: Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard (Glitterati 2010). She is a media executive at Hearst Corporation and sits on the boards of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and the Apollo Theater Foundation in Harlem. Shriver is a self-professed “New-New,” dividing her time between New York and New Orleans.
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