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Debra Wilson Appointed as Lee Health’s Vice President of Oncology

August 12, 2021 — With more than two decades of extensive and dedicated oncology experience, Debra Wilson, RN, MSN, OCN, has been tapped to serve as Lee Health’s vice president of oncology. In her new role, Wilson will be responsible for establishing the vision and strategic direction for cancer services...
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Debra Wilson Reveals She Left ‘MADtv’ Due to Pay Disparity With White Male Cast Members

Debra Wilson, one of the original cast members on “MADtv,” said that she left the sketch comedy series in 2003 after hearing about a pay disparity between her and the white male actors that joined the cast after her. In an interview with Comedy Hype News, Wilson revealed the showrunners were unwilling to bump her pay or address the issue after bringing it to their attention.
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Debra Wilson Says She Quit MADtv Over Pay Disparity

If you watched MADtv, you watched Debra Wilson. Starting with the pilot of the show, Wilson’s tenure lasted longer than any other member of the original lineup. That didn’t seem to matter much, however, where salaries were concerned. During an interview with The Comedy Hype News Show, a clip of which was posted Wednesday, Wilson revealed that her decision to leave the show was motivated not by a desire to move on but by a realization that she was not valued. “And when I realized that there was white male cast members who were coming in after me making more than me,” she said. “I went, ‘Okay, can we talk about this?’ and the answer essentially was ‘No.’” She went on to clarify that the revelation came after learning one specific person’s salary, and that she wasn’t aware of what other members of the cast were making.
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Debra Wilson Reveals Why She Left ‘Mad TV’ After Eight Seasons

After ‘In Living Color’ ended in 1994 following a four-year run, Fox decided to give sketch comedy another go and ultimately started airing ‘MadTV’ in 1995, which ran against NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ for 14 years. ‘Mad’ was known for its share of memorable characters and celebrity impressions, along with...
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Original MADtv cast member Debra Wilson says she left the show in 2003 over pay disparity with less-tenured white male cast members

"I was a tenured cast member from the beginning, from pilot, and people were coming in after me making more than me," Wilson, the longest-tenured original cast member and the first Black female cast member said in an interview with Comedy Hype News. "And when I realized there were white male cast members who were coming in after me making more than me I went, 'Okay, can we talk about this?' And the answer essentially was no."
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