Deborah Norville’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Deborah Norville is a multiple Emmy award-winning veteran broadcast journalist with over three decades of reporting experience. She has been the anchor of television’s Inside Edition since March 1995. Ratings jumped 15% the week she joined the series, which is now the nation’s top-rated syndicated news magazine show. Deborah Norville is also a highly sought after speaker, whose topics encompass current events, work/family balance, self esteem and motivation, speaking with candor and humor about dealing with life’s curves while juggling a career and motherhood.
A best-selling author, Deborah Norville’s book The Power of Respect: Benefit From the Most Forgotten Element of Success provides a timely explanation of the measurable increases in productivity, creativity, and other benefits that result from respectful behavior. The book follows her New York Times Best Seller, Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work For YOU. Thank You Power brought together for the first time, the growing body of academic research proving the benefits of gratitude.
But it is her work in television that has made Deborah Norville a household name. As anchor of Inside Edition she has covered a wide variety of stories and events, including: Broadcasting from Washington DC, just hours after the terror attacks of September 11th, reporting from Rome for the funeral of Pope John Paul II, anchoring Inside Edition’s coverage of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan as well as the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and regularly covering the red carpet for Hollywood’s star-studded events including the Oscar and Emmy Awards.
Deborah Norville’s groundbreaking reporting – as an inmate – from a North Carolina penal institution known as the “toughest jail in America,” won her two national awards for reporting excellence. She also snagged the first national interview with Bethany Hamilton, the young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in Hawai’i. She was on the scene of the American Airlines jet crash in Cali, Colombia, and interviewed Paula Jones for the first wide-ranging talk about the lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton.
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DeborahNorville’s reporting career began while still a student at the University of Georgia. As a reporter for WAGA-TV in Atlanta, she conducted a live interview with then-President Jimmy Carter. After graduating summa cum laude from UGA, she was named weekend anchor at WAGA-TV. In 1982, she joined WMAQ-TV in Chicago as reporter and then later anchor.
In 1987, she joined NBC News as anchor of News at Sunrise. Ratings jumped 40% her first three months in that position. Deborah Norville was later named news anchor and then co-host of NBC’sToday show, a position she held until the birth of her first child in 1991. She resumed her broadcasting career with the Deborah Norville Show, heard on more than 200 ABC Radio Network stations. She joined CBS News in 1993 as a correspondent and later anchor for such programs as Street Stories, 48 Hours, and the CBS Evening News. She was also hosted of Deborah Norville Tonight on MSNBC.
Deborah Norville is active in a number of charities. She has been National Celebrity Spokesperson for the Mother’s March of Dimes, a director for Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, Broadcasters Foundation, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park and on the Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth (Alzheimer’s) Gala.
In 2015, Deborah celebrated her 20th anniversary with Inside Edition.