Watch The Women and Dirty John (Season 2018, Episode 112) of Dateline or get episode details on NBC.com In Debra Newell’s family, the question carried a freight of unspoken dread, because the worst had happened before.
Meehan’s first wife, Tonia Bales, is also in the Dateline episode, and considers Debra a close friend. Dirty John: Where Debra Newell & Her Daughters Are Now.

... John claimed to be a doctor and had met Debra Newell on a dating website. 'Dateline' A mother falls for a conman & it turns out badly “Dateline” (NBC) can be seen each Friday evening at 10/9 p.m. It aired at 9 p.m. (central time) on the Albuquerque TV station KOB 4. Debra Newell said she feels guilty for marrying Meehan and endangering her children, but found some solace in Bales’ earlier experience. Megyn Kelly is joined by Debra Newell, who met Meehan via Internet dating, and her daughter Terra, who had a terrifying encounter with “Dirty … Dateline‘s Keith Morrison sat down with Newell for an episode called “The Women & Dirty John,” airing Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. The handsome, self-proclaimed Christian anesthesiologist, who had just spent a year with Doctors Without Borders, appeared to be the perfect man for the California mom, who had always succeeded in business, but hadn't had the same luck in love. When John Meehan entered Debra Newell's life, the 59- year-old interior designer was instantly smitten with him. Dirty John is a true crime podcast based on the life of John Michael Meehan. The podcast is hosted by Christopher Goffard and was created by Wondery and the Los Angeles Times.The first two chapters were launched on October 2, 2017; the following four chapters were released over the following days. ET.